Jay R. Meadows

Jay R. Meadows

Suffolk, VA
09.04.1951 - 06.16.2013
Served in the
Air Force
Jay R. Meadows, 61, passed away on June 16, 2013 at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leonard R. and Merle M. Meadows.He retired from the US Navy as an E-7 Chief Missile Technician. Jay is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann Meadows, three beautiful daughters, Jennifer Meadows Tarbox and her husband Paul of Bremerton, WA., Amy Meadows Pease and her husband William of Windsor, VA., Kelli Meadows Loudermilk and husband Byron of Suffolk, VA. One sister, Karen Christensen of Bear River City, UT., his mother Merle Meadows of West Jordan, UT., and eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by his father, Leonard R. Meadows, two brothers Daren and Mark Meadows, and one sister, Lynne Meadows Mangum. Jay was a stay at home Master Chef. His passions in life included being an outdoor sportsman, RVing, bowling, poetry, jokes, reading, and crossword puzzles. And he loved to live his motto everyday "To make one person smile each day." A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm at R.W.Baker and Company Funeral Home And Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. Rev. Tony Hash will be officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 11835 Cannon Blvd., Ste. A102, Newport News, Va. 23606. Online condolences can be made on rwbakerfh.com.

Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive
Arlington , VA
United States

Funeral Home

R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W Washington Street
Suffolk, VA
United States


You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Most of my memories of Jay were of him acting out the older cousin role, showing true concern when ever I was not feeling well or watching over me when he was left in charge. The last time we were in each other presence was like every other, full of love. I still can feel his strong, long hug and we both enjoyed our visit. May you find peace from your loving memories. Love to you all, Sheri Meadows Knott of Colorado.

Sheri Knott

We meet the Meadows family about 13 yrs ago when Amy moved across the street. We became close and shared many great times with Jay and his family members. One passes on but memories last forever. We love you.

The Hills Family

Mary Ann, Jennifer, Amy & Kelli
Jay/your dad was one of the greatest guys we ever met without a doubt!! Bob shared a special bond with him as they were both Navy veterans. We have so, so many good memories of him from our camping trip to New Hampshire sleeping in a tent on rocks to all the family gatherings we have had through the years. And there were so many along with so many laughs. We are very sorry for your loss and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are with you in spirit and please know that Jay will always be remembered for the great and special man he was. Our love to all of you from your cousins in Connecticut.

Carol & Bob Kovach

Dear Jay, I will always treasure your memory and friendship, your jokes and advice, conversations and poems, coffees and "saltimbocca". You put me under your training "wing" at the Public Affairs Office when we met in Naples, Italy, in 2008 and helped me out so much. I remember with a smile those days with the PAO team. i remember your stories and how you lit up speaking of your family, like the story of your granddaughter making sauce. You will always be remembered for your kind soul and smile. Now you're watching over your family that you loved so deeply and through whom you'll live on. I bet up you're up there with my dad who also died of lung cancer having a coffee together, sharing your stories and watching over your families. R.I.P Jay, we miss you and I thank you for crossing my path!! My deepest sympathy to Mary Ann and your daughters, words cannot express my sadness and shock. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ciao Amico!

Daniela Muto

Dear Mary Ann and family,
I was shocked to learn of Jay's passing today. We served at Trident Training Facility in Bangor, Washington as instructors before our assignment to the commissioning crew of the USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN 730 in Groton, Connecticut. Jay was the chief on the Blue Crew and I was the LCPO on the Gold Crew. We were friends for well over thirty years. Additionally, we played on the TTF softball team. Jay was always quick to share a joke with others or to assist a shipmate whenever possible. He will absolutely be welcomed with open arms in Heaven. The good Lord needs people like Jay.
Please accept my sincerest condolences on your tragic loss.
Will Jones
CWO4 USN Retired

Will Jones

Dear Mary Ann, Jennifer, Amy and Kelli,
I was so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. I hope that the wonderful memories you all made with Jay through the years will now help comfort you. He will definitely be missed.
With love, Karol Jones

Karol Jones

Dear Mary Ann, Jennifer, Amy, and Kelli:
I was shocked to hear that Jay had passed away. I know he mean a great deal to all of you, but he had put a loving to touch to all he met during his life. Jay was an inspiration an a lovely human being. His passing will leave an imprint on all of us who knew him and all of you.

Remember the happy time, because his memory you will always have.

Love to all.

Judy Dunn

Judith Dunn

Iam so sorry to here about his passing... I had no idea he had been ill.. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family .....He will be missed

Dianne Lane DeLancey

We have lost a dear & wonderful friend/bowling
partner. Mary Ann & family, our hearts are with you & we send our
love & support. We will miss Jay very much!
Theresa/Festus Frear,Lenny/Brenda Hanshaw


Dear Mary Ann & Family.
We were very sorry to hear of Jays recent passing. He was a great friend and "shipmate". We will always remember the times we shared at the Trident Training Facility in Bangor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, John & Debbie McKeever

John McKeever

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