John Edward Meador left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2013 at Schleicher Co. Medical Center in Eldorado, Texas at the age of 73.  John was born August 27, 1939 to John Dwight and Essie Mae Meador, in Alice, Texas.  His family moved to Eldorado in 1949.

John Edward’s father, Johnny, believed in hard work, and from a young age John Ed watched and followed his father everywhere.  At the age of 13 he started helping his dad and continued to learn about the oilfield business from up close.  Upon his father’s death in 1971, John Ed operated the family business, C.C.  Lease Service, Co., until 1979 when he sold it.  He continued with his contract pumping business, gauging wells for numerous oil companies.  In 1987, John Ed and his wife Rita established Meador

Construction with three employes.  As it exists today, the company has over 90 employees and contracts work to some 30 welders on a full time basis.

John Ed contributed the success of Meador Construction to having a good teacher and good employees.  John appreciated each and every employee’s dedication and loyalty which has made Meador Construction a well known and respected service company in the oilfield industry.

Flying was John Ed’s greatest passion.  He earned his pilot’s license in 1971.  His excitement was contagious.  With his inspiration and help, Jim, his son, earned his pilots license in 1979, followed 30 years later by Matt, LeeAnn, Clinton and finally his grandson Dylan.  Passing on this love of flying was one of his greatest legacies.  John Ed also enjoyed big game hunting in British Columbia, Colorado and New Mexico.

Survivors include, wife, Rita; sister, Janice Meador Vines and husband Jim of Dianna, Texas; brother, David Meador and wife Kathy of Eldorado; son, John David Meador and wife Sheryl of Eldorado; son, Jim Meador and wife Maureen of San Angelo; daughter, Yvonne Meador Tinney and husband Ronnie of San Angelo; son, Matthew Lloyd of San Angelo; DeeAnn Lloyd Faubus and husband Marty of Lubbock; LeeAnn Lloyd Bailey and husband Clinton of San Angelo; grandchildren include Denver Tinney of San Angelo; Jessica and Dylan Meador of San Angelo;  Robert and Shane Young of San Angelo; Brandt and Kennedy Lloyd of San Angelo; Maysen and Callie Faubus of Lubbock; Sterlin Richardson of San Angelo; Aunt, Sedonia (Donie) Meador of Rockport, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Eldorado Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Concho Valley Turning Point, P.O. Box 60072 San Angelo, Texas 77906, or the charity of your choice.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;  not as the world gives do I give it to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  John 14:27.