Roger Meade, 88, of New London, Ohio died on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Laurels of New London with his family by his side. Roger was born on January 1, 1934 in Floyd County Kentucky. He was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Roberts) Meade.
Roger moved to Ohio when he was 18 and spent most of his life in New London. He worked for the Sterling Foundry in Wellington, the Norwalk and New London Foundry, the New London Tile Yard and retired from U-Brand in Ashland. He enjoyed gardening and his beagles, all of which were named Lucy. Roger wed Fay (Dudley) Meade and together they shared 60 years of marriage until her passing in 2014.
Roger is survived by his children, Roger (Angie) W. Meade of New London, John Meade, of Bellevue, Mary McCallister, of Clarksfield and Dorothy (Darrell) Sword, of New London; grandchildren, Valerie (Rick) Houghtland, Freeman (Ravyn) Parsons III, Jared (Robyn) Parsons, Todd, Tyler (Lauren), Trent and Timothy McCallister, Brittney (Adam) Gullett, Josh (Morgan) Copas and Matt Copas and 8 great-grandchildren; son-in-law Freeman Parsons; sisters, Velma Miller and Glenna Slone. In addition to his parents and wife, Roger was preceded in death by his children, Barb Parsons, Alex Meade, Rose Marie Meade; grandson, Thomas Elec McCallister and siblings, Maxi Tackett, Walter Meade, Howard “Drake” Meade, Charlene Spurlock, Alex Meade and Gail Parsons.
Roger’s family will greet friends on Sunday, May 8, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. Burial will follow at Grove Street Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
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