FREDONIA: Willis “Dutch” E. Meadows, Sr., 79, of Miller Road, Fredonia died Tuesday, May 1st, at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, following a short illness. He was born in the Town of Arkwright, on June 30, 1932, the son of the late Walter W. and Emma (Watrous) Meadows.
He was a graduate of Forestville Central High School, Class of 1950, worked as a Machinist for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, for over 40 years and was also a Dairy Farmer all of his life. Mr. Meadows was a member of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, the Polio Survivor Group in Jamestown, SOAR in Dunkirk and was a former member of the United Steelworkers Union. He enjoyed bowling, his family and was a die hard Buffalo Bills Fan.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy (Joe) Miller, of Houston, TX, Peggy Bouquin, of Cassadaga, Paula Meadows, of Houston, TX, six sons Willis E. (Chris) Meadows, Jr., of Cassadaga, Walter Meadows, of Heath, OH, Gregory (Peggy) Meadows, of Silver Creek, Ernest Meadows, of Dalton, GA, Edward (Monica) Meadows, of Stanley, NC, David (Tammy) Meadows, of Cassadaga, two step daughters, Renee Hoffman, Lisa (Lloyd) Pasinski, a step son, Sterling Langford, a sister, Lena (Norman) Dix and a brother, Nelson R. (Janet) Meadows, both of Forestville. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son Thomas Meadows, 2 sisters Emma Van Valkenburg and Agnes Hilton, 3 brothers Theodore, Charles and Walter J. “Corky” Meadows, a granddaughter Aimee Jo Meadows and a grandson Jamie Meadows.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Molly Golando of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Sheridan United Methodist Church Main Road Sheridan, NY 14135, to help with handicap access. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.