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Pete Mead
Birth: Jan. 11, 1924
Poinsett County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2007
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA

Boxer. Pete was a well known middleweight boxer in the 1940's. Born and raised in Trumann, Arkansas, he was the son of Ed and Ethel Mead. Pete was well known for his determination and skill in the ring, beginning his career just before the start of World War II. His boxing career was temporarily interrupted by military service in the US Army during World War II, in which he fought several exhibition matches during that time. When he returned to civilian life, he returned to his boxing career and fought throughout the United States and overseas. His fight against Joey DeJohn on July 7, 1949, at Madison Square Garden was hailed by Ring Magazine as one of the ten greatest fights in the century. Although his last fight against Rocky Graziano in 1951 ended his ten year career, he never lost interest in the boxing and was inducted into the Ohio Boxing Hall of Fame, Legends of Leather, in 1993. Along with Jim Bailey, Pete published a book in 1989 about his boxing career called "Blood, Sweat and Cheers, The Pete Mead Story." During his boxing career, Pete made many friends with boxing greats, including Rocky Marciano, Rocky Graziano, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Bill Hannigan, among others. (bio by: Sandra) 
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  Edward L. Mead (1891 - 1956)
  Ethel B. Mead (1900 - 1957)
  Dorothy M. Mead (1921 - 2004)*
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Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA
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Record added: Jul 06, 2007
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- Cori H
 Added: Sep. 17, 2016
"And when one of us is gone, and one of us is left to carry on, then remembering will have to do, our memories alone will get us through..." Helen Reddy
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