Willard “Bill” Leland Meade

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    Willard “Bill” Leland Meade of Cuba, Missouri was born on Sunday, October 4, 1936 to Earl Leland and Dollie Irene McGee Meade and  passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 5 days.


    Bill married Dorothy Augusta Summers on June 8, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Bill worked as a forklift operator for many years and retired from Butler paper supply in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a faithful member at Faith Chapel, Cuba, Missouri serving as deacon, usher, offering counter and always helping with upkeep of the church.
    He received his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying airplanes several years ago. He also, enjoyed building stereo systems. Bill was a quirky guy and always a lot of fun. He loved his desserts.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dollie Meade; wife, Dorothy Meade; son, Daniel Meade; sisters,  Ethel (Willy) Belmar and Doris Meade; and sister-in-law, Caren Meade.
    He is survived by his children, William (Deborah) Meade of St. Charles, Missouri, Deborah Dickens of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Shari Clary of Cuba, Missouri and Laurel (Johnnie) Ransom of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Orvil (Fern) Meade; sister, Alice (Bob) Mendoza and brother, Frank (Beverly) Meade, all of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Kenneth Nester of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Darla and Larry Buettner Jr.  
    Burial was at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.