Mr. Roy H. Meade, 94, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at his residence.
He was born in Pound, Virginia, on Christmas Day 1916, and later moved to Johnson City where he received his formal education as a graduate of the Johnson City Business College and chose his life-long career in the business world at General Shale Products Corporation.
Mr. Meade gained his expertise in his many years of business experience with General Shale Products Corporation, where he rose through the corporate ranks to become President.
Being recognized as a leader, he has served as a member and officer of many professional, community, civic and social organizations, including member of Administrative Management Society, member of National Association of Accountants, member of Brick Institute of America, member of Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute, Director and Chairman of the Advisory Director of American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, member and former Treasurer of Johnson City/ Washington County Area Chamber of City Medical Center Foundation, Trustee of Johnson City Eye Hospital Foundation, member of Elks Club, Rotary Club, Director of National Association of Manufacturers, and a member of Tacoma Church of God.
Roy was also chosen “Boss of the Year” by the Tri Cities Chapter of the National Secretaries Association. Roy and his wife worked diligently with the Civitan Club.
He was elected to the Board of Directors of Hamilton National Bank, Johnson City, in 1969 and served as an outstanding, involved and energetic member of the Board as well as a vigorous leader as Chairman of the Banks Audit Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee and the Compensation and Planning Committee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winnie Stanley Meade; wife, Myrtle Linville Meade; three sisters, Gertie Baker, Thettie Robinson and Trula Coxe; and three brothers, Lexie, Garcia, and Joseph Carl Meade.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Meade Garber and husband, Joel, of Knoxville, and Judith Meade, of Johnson City; sisters, Annette Hylton, of Pound, VA, and Lettie Parris, of E. Lake Weir, FL; brother, JC Meade and wife, Lois, of Limestone; grandchildren, Karen Garber Kochhar, of Los Angeles, California, and Scott Garber, of Denver, Colorado; and two great grandchildren, Kiran Kochhar, of Knoxville, and Neil Kochhar, of Los Angeles, California.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.
The family will receive friends Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Morris-Baker Funeral Home with the service following at 2 p.m. in the South Chapel.
Burial will immediately follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be JC Meade, Kiran Kochhar, Neil Kochhar, Tom Moates, Jim Starr, Scott Garber,and Don Linville. Honorary Pallbearers will be General Shale Retirees.
Arrangements are entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave, Johnson City, 37601.