Filton Douglas Meadows, 92, of Hewitt, Texas died Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday November 9, 2019 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Woodway, with Reverend Scott Rhodes officiating. Interment will be 2:30 pm, Saturday November 9, 2019 at Waco Memorial Park. A Visitation with the family will be one hour before the Funeral Service.
Filton was born June 27, 1927 on a farm near Ocee, Texas to Sam and Stella Meadows. He graduated from Waco High School and then served two years in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He then served four years in the US Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Filton was a machinist, taking great pride in his work. He worked for Rocketdyne in McGregor, Bell Helicopter in Ft. Worth, Marathon Battery in Waco and part time at Triangle Tower in Waco. He was a member of the Brazos Meadows Baptist Church in Hewitt, Texas and a lifetime member of the DAV organization.
Filton was married to Mary Kathryn Williams with whom he had three children. He later married Gloria Holcek Riddle.
Preceding Filton in death are his parents and brother, Bobby Neal Meadows.
Filton is survived by his wife, Gloria Meadows; two sons, Jerry Meadows and wife Marsha of Georgetown, Texas, Mike Meadows and wife Cyndi of Robinson, Texas; daughter, Nancy Beegle and husband Lynn of Spring, Texas; step-daughter, Mary Coker and husband Duane of Lott, Texas; sister, Doris Lurie O’Connell of Houston, Texas; beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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