{January 4, 1934 - July 14, 2013}

PETE MARSHALL MEADOWS, resident of Collierville, well-known Shelby County educator and husband of Jo Ann Hagerty Meadows departed this life Sunday morning, July 14, 2013 at the Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville where he had been a patient for two days. He was 79 years of age and died following an extended illness. Services of Remembrance for Mr. Meadows were conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, July 17th at the Germantown Church of Christ with Dave Phillips and Ron Roberson officiating. Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center - Main Chapel of Somerville. Mr. Meadows was born January 4, 1934 in Lexington, Tennessee. He received his education in the Henderson County Public School System and was a 1953 graduate of Lexington High School.

After playing four years of football at Memphis State, he coached football and girls' basketball in Halls, TN, was Assistant Principal at Sherwood Junior High, coached football at South Side High School and served as Principal at Richland Junior High, *WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL*, Oakhaven High and Georgian Hills Junior High School. Mr. Meadows also served as Assistant Director of Plant Management at Memphis City Schools, was a member of the TSSAA and MPA, obtained his private pilot's license and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He coached and served as Treasurer of the Parkway Village Youth Football League and was a member of the Ridgeway High School Boosters Club. Pete loved the 50's music and had an extensive 45s record collection.

After retirement, Mr. Meadows drove the Bette Bus shuttle from Memphis to Little Rock, Arkansas and did small engine repair for friends and neighbors. Pete was a member of Germantown Church of Christ, where he received the "Silent Servant Award" for his years of service in serving the Lord's Supper. He had struggled with Alzheimer's the last few years of his life, yet he maintained his easy laugh to the pleasure of all he encountered and he continued to play the harmonica to the delight of his family.

Mr. Meadows is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Hagerty Meadows; children, Renee Meadows Barrios (Mike), Rickey L. Meadows (Tammy) and Melody A. Meadows; brothers, Tom Meadows, Clayton Meadows (Sue); grandchildren, Shaun M. Barrios (Leigh Ann), Justin M. Barrios (Heather), Chelsea R. Ortego, Elizabeth A. Ortego, Elaina L. Ortego, Meghan B. Meadows, Makinlee P. Meadows, all of whom he lovingly supported in their school activities; great-grandchildren, Peyton McKenna Barrios, Grayson Shaun Barrios; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Malvin Marshall Meadows, mother, Lela Moore Meadows, sister, Ruth Meadows Henderson; and two brothers, Gene Howell Meadows and Lee Moore Meadows.

Those honored to serve as casketbearers were Rickey Meadows, Mike Barrios, Shaun Barrios, Justin Barrios, Carl Hardeman and Steve Allmond. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220 or the church, charity or organization of the donor's choice.

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