Obituary of William Meade Jr.
William Meade Jr. was born on March 27, 1956 in Dingess, West Virginia. He was the son of the late William Meade Sr. and Ruth (Baisden) Conway. William attended Logan High School in Logan, West Virginia.
Bill was employed as a mechanic at Jack’s Garage in Trenton, Michigan for more than twenty years retiring in 2018. He had previously operated his own business, Newport Auto Repair for many years.
A hard worker and talented mechanic, Bill always seemed to be wrenching on his vehicles or those of his friends and family. He was also the owner and builder of stock cars which took their turn on the track at both Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. An avid boater and fisher, Bill, enjoyed taking his boat out on Lake Erie to cast a line in hopes of catching an elusive Walleye.
William “Bill” Meade Jr., age 65, of Newport, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021. His passing was preceded by his father: William Meade Sr.; mother: Ruth Conway; and sister: Roma Gutierrez.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife Annette; three children: Jarrod (Lynnelle) McGowen, Lacey Meade (Jason Labadie), and Billie Jo Meade (Donovan Sheehan); seven grandchildren: Blake, Aubree, Dayton, Jadn, Brookelyne, Jeanette, and Owen; a brother: Earmel Glenn Meade (Denise Stewart); and canine companion: “Chase”, a chocolate lab who was Bill’s best buddy.
Friends may gather on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of His Life officiated by Pastor Danny Slater will begin at 5:00pm also at Merkle’s.
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