Charles Wilson Meador, fought aboard aircraft carriers in WWII

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Charles Wilson Meador.
Charles Wilson Meador.

Charles Wilson Meador, of Southport, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

Mr. Meador was born Nov. 23, 1917 to the late Eugene F. Meador and Francis Pascussi Meador of Danville, Virginia.

Charles served his country during World War II, having fought in the north Atlantic invasion and in the Pacific theater aboard the SS Santee and the SS Sangamon aircraft carriers.

He lived in northern Virginia for many years building custom built homes, and enjoyed being out on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing. After moving to North Carolina, he enjoyed playing golf. Born Catholic, he attended services at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Meador was predeceased by his son, Ray Charles Meador, and a daughter, Vickie M. Tolley.

Mr. Meador is survived by his wife, Arline Boyette Meador of the home; his four daughters, Pat Burnette of Danville, Virginia, Yvette M. Roche of Pearland, Texas, Annette M. Lindsey (Michael) of Pearland, Texas, Paulette M. Stebbins (Greg) of Rocklin, California; two step-daughters, Lt. Col. Julia Ritz of Walnut, Illinois and Elisabeth A. Mead (Dr. Wm Mead) of Wrightsville Beach; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Douglas Meador; and a special sister, Mary Beth Tate.

The family would like to thank Dr. D. Palagruto for his excellent care and to Lower Cape Fear Hospice for all of their help.

Services will take place in Wilmington in January 2016.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock, Newnam and White.

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