Samuel Claude "Sam" Meadows, 72, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born February 5, 1947 to Eugene and Willie Mae Meadows in rural Beauragard Parish in Merryville, LA. It was also his mother's birthday and she always told him he was "the best birthday present she ever received." He left this world to be in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Employment brought him to Jackson, but he remained a loyal fan of the LSU Tigers. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Mae Imogene, Kent Meadows, Bob Meadows and Jean Marlene Archer.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lana Meadows; three daughters, Stephanie (Scott) Myers, Torrie (Steve) Pierce, Summer (Harvey) Martin; 11 grandchildren, Shelby Ann Myers, Sheyenne Myers, Colby Myers, Makenna Pierce, Karsen Pierce, Sierra Myers, Dawson Martin, Kaden Pierce, Dayton Martin, Rayla Pierce, Dakota Martin and brother, Curtis Meadows.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Jackson with the Dr. Ben Stubblefield officiating and Rev. Brian Jemison providing music. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Trinity Memorial Gardens with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Donal Dunagan, Tripp Winters, Dane Daughtery, Al Graddy and Mike Cartee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Colby Myers, Dawson Martin, Kaden Pierce, Dayton Martin, Dakota Martin, Troy Spence and Bubba Rikard.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Jackson.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
I am deeply hurt to hear of Mr Sam's passing. He was a good man in a time when good men are very rare. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Cindy DunaganCoffeeville, AL
I'm so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I did not realize he was sick. Prayers to Atlanta and the family.
Kay Crain FontenotLAFAYETTE, LA
I am so saddened by the loss of Mr. Sam. Our family is sending you all much love and many prayers🙏
Jana Myers LambertDeridder, LA
So sorry for your loss. The family iis in my prayers. May God bless you in the days ahead.
Lena Burks RobbersonMerryville, LA
I am sorry for your loss. Look to God for comfort and peace and may he heal your broken hearts. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
A Wiggins, VA
Sad for ourselves to hear of Sam’s passing. I can still hear his Mother call out at Merryville foot ball games “Sammy Claude ,you better get a hold of that ball ! Lana God bless you and family and give you much comfort.
Lillian Whiddon Watson and Melbourne WatsonMerryville, LA
Was so very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Sam, he was such a good godly man. I am thankful for the opportunity to have known him. Lifting up prayers for his precious wife Mrs. Lana and his family. “ Good people will be remembered as a blessing “ Proverbs 10: 7
Kim GuyCoffeeville, AL
I am deeply saddened to hear this news. Sam is one of the finest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing . My heartfelt sympathy to Lana , and family. He will be missed by all.
Susan and Gene FosterDuluth, MN