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Obituary: William ‘Bill’ J. Meadows

William ‘Bill’ J. Meadows

William ‘Bill’ J. Meadows

William “Bill” J. Meadows went to his heavenly home on Feb. 5, 2019. Bill was born Oct. 6, 1954, to Virgil and Mary Meadows.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debbie; a sister, Bev; mother-in-law, Marge; sisters-in-law, Lyn (Danny) and Cyndy (David); brothers-in-law, Tom (Joy) and Danny (Annie); and nephews and nieces, Dena, Karen, Natalie, Olivia, Shane, Jake, Aaron, Michael, Julie, Jenelle and Layton; and great-nephews and nieces. Bill’s family, originally from Indiana, moved to Tucson where Bill was born and then a year and half later moved to Prescott. He attended Washington grade school, junior high and graduated from Prescott High School.

He was active in VICA and auto mechanics in high school. One passion was building older muscle cars to race. As a young boy, Bill bought a bicycle and delivered newspapers. By the time he reached age 15, Bill had already restored his first car. He would take his mom with him as he got jobs mowing lawns and landscaping. After graduation, he worked for the State of Arizona. Bill then had the opportunity to work for Bert Hicks Texaco, owned by Bert and Callie Hicks. After Bert’s passing, Callie sold the station to Bill and he renamed it Skyline Texaco. Bill eventually sold the station and went to work on Perkins Ranch. He loved the cows and horses and it gave him a chance to hunt year-round, another passion. He later moved back to Prescott and worked for John Rahn Construction. Bill’s final job was working for the City of Prescott at the garage as the Parts Man. Bill medically retired in 1998.

Bill went through his medical issues with grace, being a good example for all with whom he came in contact. Bill loved his family and friends and enjoyed one-on-one interactions. He was most at home enjoying the outdoors, camping and riding his tractors. When there was a need, Bill was always the first one there to lend a helping hand. Bill will be missed but never forgotten.

Please join us for a celebration of life at Heights Church, H2 Building, 2121 Larry Caldwell Drive, Prescott, at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Drive, Port Washington, New York, 11050, or to Heights Church.

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