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Kenneth Harold Meade
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1936
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 2009
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

"Casar - Kenneth Harold Meade, 73, of Casar, passed away peacefully to his Heavenly Father Friday, September 18, 2009 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was surrounded by his loving wife, son and many family members.

He was born on July 15, 1936, in Cleveland County, to Flossie Lee Costner Meade of Casar and the late Glen Meade. At an early age he became a member of St. Paul Baptist Church and remained a lifetime member where he served in various roles including a deacon. He was a member of the Casar Masonic Lodge #579 and the Oasis Shrine Temple Charlotte. He was a charter member for the Casar Volunteer Fire Department. He was the citizen of the year for 2005 for Casar. Ken was the Casar Democratic Precinct Chairman for a number of years, and a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party. After 29 years in quality control he retired from General Electric in Hickory.

On March 17, 1998, Ken received a heart transplant, and because of this he celebrated two birthdays each year. The family would like to extend their thanks to his doctors and nurses on the transplant team for all of their loving care. They would like to thank friends, neighbors, and church members who continued to pray for him during his illness.

Ken will be remembered as a kind and loyal man with a keen sense of humor. He will be greatly missed but never gone from our hearts.

Besides his mother he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sylvia Champion Meade; son, Kenny Meade of Thomasville; brother, Dwight Meade of Fallston; and five sisters, Margaret Brackett of Casar, Mary Sue Boyles of Toluca, Janell Earl of Roswell, GA, Patsy Pennington of Delight and Dianne Morrison of Casar.

Visitation, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Sunday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. Condolences may be made online at

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, at St. Paul Baptist Church, Casar with the Rev. Keith Fulbright. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with masonic graveside rights. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Baptist Church Fellowship Building Fund, 337 Hull Rd, Casar, NC 28020."

Kenneth's obituary was shared by Doug & Judy Tysinger of Stamey Funeral Home.

(I had the privilege of meeting & discussing genealogy with Kenneth on several occasions. He was a very sweet, knowledgable fellow. His contributions to the history of the families of our area will not be forgotten, and he will be sorely missed in our community. Judy)

Family links: 
  Glen Mead (1909 - 1979)
  Flossie Lee Costner Meade (1911 - 2013)
Saint Paul Baptist Church Cemetery
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Sep 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42132760
Kenneth Harold Meade
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Kenneth Harold Meade
Added by: Carolyn Licurgo
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- Carolyn Licurgo
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012
You will be missed Kenneth, may your rest be peaceful...
- Judith Parker-Proctor
 Added: Sep. 19, 2009

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