Meadows, Jerry L.

Dirt-Track Racing Champion Worked At Chattanooga Group 48 Years

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jerry L. Meadows, of North Chattanooga, beloved husband of 48 years to Peggy Meadows, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

In addition to his wife, Peggy, he is survived by his daughter, Kim (Jim) Pierce; grandson, Taylor; special niece and nephew, Shannon and Jacob Sharp.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Miller; grandparents, Arthur and Minnie Renfroe; and nephew, Trey Holland.

Jerry was a dirt track racing champion, racing in the 60's through the 80's at Boyds Speedway, Cleveland, North Georgia and Knoxville 4-11. He later also worked at some of the tracks. He retired last year after 48 years at Chattanooga Group. He also owned Meadows Construction.

He is also survived by other family, sister, Gayle Miller; aunt, Pat (Dwight) Self; and several cousins. Other special family, Paul Ledwell, Shirley (Cliff) Yeager, Gaynell (Tommy) Elrod, Judy (Wayne) Carney, Ted (Emmarean) Ledwell and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Friday at 1 p.m. on June 27, 2008, at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Harold Swaggerty officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Thanks to Chattanooga Hospice for being so wonderful and loving.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "Autism Speaks" and "Wally's Friends."

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.


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