Meadors, J.E.

J.E. Meadors
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Mr. J.E. Meadors, 85, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis.

He was born on March 15, 1919, in Mart, Texas, to Lee and H.T. Meadors.

He grew up in the Waco, Texas area near Elk, Texas. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Mary Dell Phillips on Dec. 20, 1943, in Urbana, Ill. They farmed for a short time in Childress, and on a trip to California, they stopped in Carlsbad, where he accepted a job as an apprentice carpenter. He later joined the Carpenter’s Union, of which he was a member for 47 years. He worked as a carpenter throughout New Mexico for more than 30 years before retiring in 1983. After retiring, he continued doing side jobs until four years ago. He was a member of Victory Life Church in Portales and the Portales Senior Citizens. Family members said he enjoyed dancing, which he did every time he had a chance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J.D. and Tuney Meadors; a sister, Edna Young; and by his wife.
Survivors include a son, Richard Meadors (and wife, Sandra) of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Vannett Field (Don) of Dora; five brothers, Calvin, Harold, and Jay Meadors, all of Waco, Texas, Russ Meadors of California, and Jack Meadors of Florida; four grandchildren, Brandy Wagenschein of Corpus Christy, Texas, Travis Field of Dora, and Allison and Bethany Field, both of Tulsa, Okla.; three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Ashten, and Madison Wagenschein.

Mack Powers will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Dora.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Baptist Childrens Home or the Christian Childrens Home in Portales.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.