MEADOWS, Russell J., 90, of Weirton, WV, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. He was born March 30, 1921, in Alkol, WV, Lincoln County, WV., the son of the late Warren and Ella Sheets Meadows.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nan Hannah, and brothers, Ralph, Beuford, Ellis, Eugene, and Ray Meadows.
On April 18, 1942, he married Martha Melba Mallory Meadows, who survives.
Russell was a member of Kings Creek Union Chapel, Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F.&A.M., a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. He was also an avid WVU fan. He retired as maintenance foreman at TIMET, Toronto, OH.
Surviving along with his wife, Martha Melba Mallory Meadows, of nearly 70 years are his daughters, Theresa Jo Riggle (Robert) of Weirton, WV, Trina Meadows (Ray Garcia) of Lubbock, TX, grandchildren, Lori Lancaster (Allen) of Weirton, WV, David Crow of Mechanicsville, MD, Russell Caranfa (Sibel) of North Richland Hill, TX, Marty McSpadden (Ed) of Mabank, TX, Dommie Caranfa of Garland, TX, James Caranfa (Sybil) of Rio Rancha, NM, Melanie Leiendecker of Myrtle Beach, SC, four great-granddaughters, eight great-grandsons, and sister JoAnn Midkiff of Yawkey, WV.
Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Darrell Maze officiating. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Military funeral honors will be provided by American Legion Post No.10 honor/ firing squad & the West Virginia Honor Guard.