Carl Edward “Shorty” Meadows of Toano, Va. passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. Born December 23, 1927 in Hancock, Md, Carl moved to Toano at a young age and resided there the remainder of his life. Upon graduation from Toano High School, Carl served in the U S Army, including a 14-month tour in Korea during the Korean War. He then worked for over 20 years in the civil service as a Master Mechanic at Fort Eustis, where he fixed anything from Jeeps to cranes to helicopters and earned numerous awards and accolades. Upon retirement from Fort Eustis, Carl owned and operated Toano Stables for 30 years.
He was long time member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Ruritan Club, Southern States Cooperative, Norge Saddle Club, Happy Hollow Hunt Club and the local Board of Agriculture. His interests included gardening, camping, hunting and fishing. His work ethics were sunup to sundown. He looked forward to family reunions in Elkton, VA where he has many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clinton and Matilda Meadows, his wife of 43 years Joyce Meadows, infant son, of 3 days, Steven Meadows, brothers Owen, Randle, Earl, Gene and Kent Meadows and sisters Eva Hitchens, Margaret Hoar, Anna Mae Fowler and Catherine Dillard. He is survived by son Jeff (Mary) Meadows and their children Meghan and Paul Winchester and Hunter Meadows; son Todd (Tonya) Meadows and their children Hayley, Todd Curtis and Joshua; sisters-in-law Myrtice and Teenie Meadows; friend and companion Angie Frantz and a large extended family.
Memorial donations may be made to Mount Vernon UMC or James City/Bruton Fire Department in Toano.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2012 from 6-8pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Virginia. The memorial service will held at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 2:00pm.