Eddie Dean Meadows, 65 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022. He was born April 19, 1957 in Russellville, Arkansas to William Benton "W.B." and Johnnie Laverne Meadows.
He was preceded in death by his dad, W. B. Meadows; brothers, David and Dennis Meadows; son, Robby Wells.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Meadows; mother, Johnnie Laverne Meadows; children, Jayme (Charmin) Meadows, Jeff (Tonya) George, Dustin (Jessica) Wiliker, Eden (Cary) Teague, Courtney (Jesse) Putnam; sister, Linda (John Henry) Jones; brother, Scott (Carol) Meadows; sisters-in-law, Marsha Meadows, Velma Meadows; 16 grandchildren, Savannah George, Garrett George, Tyler Kendrick, Savanna Sims, Dalton Wiliker, Audrey Wiliker, Baleigh Rudder, Kaden Eakin, Parker Teague, Carsyn Hardy, Bella Teague, Ashton Eakin, Hudsyn Meadows, Fynlee Teague, Jemma Putnam, expected Dean Carter Putnam; 7 great grandchildren; Mother-in-law, Betty Lewis; sister-in-law, Donna Cravens; numerous nieces, nephews and friends he made in the nuclear and trucking industry.
Eddie was a hard worker. He always said hard work builds strong character. Eddie started his nuclear career in his 20s. He traveled throughout the country and even worked in Taiwan. He gave opportunities to numerous people he saw potential in. Many lives were impacted because of his generosity. When he wasn't working nuclear he was driving a truck or working on his farm. Anyone who knew Eddie knew he never met a stranger. He loved to make people laugh and always had a big smile. Above all he loved his family and spending time with them.
His visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday September 14, 2022 at Russellville Family Funeral. Graveside funeral service will be 2pm Thursday, September 15 at the Family Cabin in Treat, AR 6731 Treat Rd. Dover, AR 75837 officiated by Brother Roy Chisum. Honorary officiant is Chuck Hefley. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Pallbearers will be Marshal Watson, Randy Thrift, Bill Costello, Dalton Wiliker, David Meadows, Garrett George, Justin Eakin.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Whorton, Robby Robinson, Chuck Freeman, Dustin Wiliker, Brad Smith, John Henry Jones, Kyle Lunningham, James Nabours, Kenneth Sherman, Danny McMullen, Mastin Ford, Turner Meadows.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .