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Meador, Lester Ira

Lester Ira Meador

Lester Ira Meador, 80, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Abilene, Texas.

Born in Novice, Texas on November 26, 1931, Lester was the son of Vada Lee (Jennings) and Willie A. Meador. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52, and married Dorthy Puckett on March 14, 1953, at the First Baptist Church in Coleman, Texas.

He was a past member and charter member of the Eastland Jaycees, and in 1958 was one of eight charter members and a past member of the Kiwanis Club. Lester moved from Eastland, Texas to Abilene on January 1, 1961.

Lester worked as a meat cutter for M-System Foods from 1960-75, Super Duper from 1975-83, and Dyess AFB Commissary until his retirement in 1994.

He was a member of the Church of Christ. Lester and his wife made a home for exchange student, Carlos Martez. He lived with them and graduated in 1974 from Cooper High School in Abilene.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lester is survived by his wife, Dorthy Meador of Abilene; two sons, Lester Dale Meador and wife Karla of Abilene and Randy Darrell Meador and wife Cindy of Buffalo Gap; daughter, Brenda Elleene Lanham of Moran; two adopted sons, Steven David White of Abilene and Mikeal Keith White of Rawlins, Wyoming; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Survivors also include two brothers, William Doyle Meador of Crowley, Texas and E. W. Meador of Cross Cut, Texas; three sisters, Dorcia Lee Holtz, Dellene Driskell and Melba Baugh all of Coleman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Gouldbusk Cemetery at Gouldbusk, Texas in Coleman County.

Abilene Reporter-News January 4, 2012

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