Frank Meador

March 12, 1943 - October 21, 2014

Hello Chic:
I do not have Barry Witt’s email address. Would you mind letting him know that Frank Meador passed away on October 21, 2014.
A few weeks ago I looked at my wedding picture and noted that four of the five attendants I had in my wedding party have passed away including:
Jim Corrick
Ron Dandliker
Steve DeVries
Frank Meador

Thank you,
Paul Whitaker

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home -
In Memory of Alonzo Franklin Meador
March 12, 1943 - October 21, 2014

Alonzo Franklin "Frank" Meador, born March 12, 1943 to Donice Talbert Meador and Arlene Louise Tonkinson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 after battling Alzheimer's. His children Derek S. Meador and Cheree R. Meador survive him, his sweetheart, Marcella "Marcy May" Meador preceded him in death. His sibling Bruce Meador of California also survives him. His eight grandchildren, Chanae Bohanan, Logan Meador, Lauren Meador, Morgan Meador, Emma Meador, Dylan Webster, Courtney Bellamy and Raynea Cooper, as well as 9 nieces and nephews survive him.

Frank was born and raised in southern California, where he spent most of his days fixing up his cars. One childhood memory that Frank often told about was a time that his father "pop" was tired of listening to him and his brother Bruce arguing and fighting with each other and bought them a pair of boxing gloves and sent them outside to box it out! Frank had a passion for specialty hot rods, he once had a car that had a record player under the dash and that's how he played music while out cruising the coast. He enjoyed waterfowl and upland hunting. He and his sweetheart, Marcy, also had a love for photography as well.

Frank graduated from Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California in 1961. He went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Long Beach and graduated with his Bachelors of Science in 1967. He began his civil service career in August 1967. He was known worldwide, as an engine performance expert and his services were always in high demand. Frank retired from Tinker Air Force Base in January 2002. He was quickly recruited and hired by Southwest Research Institute. He retired from Southwest Research in 2010. He served as a civil servant for 35 years.

He loved traveling the world with his sweetheart; they were two peas in a pod! He loved his family something fierce. Derek recalls a particular hunting memory early in his childhood. He was about six years old was with Pop and his Grandpa Woolum, laying on the ground of a frozen pond dam wrapped around his shotgun trying to stay warm when Pop asked him "Son, you ready to go back to the cabin?" in which Derek replied, "I'm not leaving until I shoot some ducks!" Cheree's fondest memory of her father is Frank coming home with candy in his front shirt pocket everyday from work for her and Derek. Pop took great pride in his children and his grandchildren. He instilled great work ethics in both Derek and Cheree as well as teaching them to love the great outdoors as well as making sure his little girl knew how to check her oil and change a tire if need be. He had a great sense of humor and we would see it every year in birthday cards, they were great! He was an incredible grandfather, it didn't matter if the kids wanted to play "beauty salon" he would sit there and allow them to put rollers in his hair or if it was having all of them over to invade the pool. Many fond memories in our hearts, we love you and miss you terribly, can't wait to see you in Heaven one day,

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