- BORN: February 12, 1922
- DIED: March 9, 2010
- LOCATION: North Little Rock, AR
Cecil Shelton Meadors, 88, of North Little Rock went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was a member of Community Chapel Pentecostal Church of God where he was a trustee. He is survived by his son, Michael Meadors and wife, Kay, of North Little Rock; step daughter, Sherry and husband, Doug Gambrell, of Sherwood; step son, Walter Mashburn and wife, Cynthia, of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Edgar Meadors and wife, Eileen, of Camden, Ohio; sister-in-law, Ruby Meadors, of Hamilton, Ohio; sister-in-law Wilma Brassfield, of Kansas City, Missouri; brother-in-law, Walter Hamilton, of North Little Rock; brother-in-law, Harold Thatcher of Conway; grandchildren, Benjamin Meadors, Spencer and Christine Gambrell and Jason and Amiy Gambrell; and great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Bailey and Parker. He was preceded in death by his wives, Rosetta Bell Meadors and Catherine Meadors.
He was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky to John and Martha Meadors. He was a proud United States Army veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theater of Operations and saw combat in the Northern French and Rhineland Campaigns as a cannoneer with the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was severely wounded in January 1945, near Haguenau, France when his M10 Tank Destroyer took a direct hit from a German Tiger Tank’s 88mm gun. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He attended Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech University) in Russellville where he graduated with a diploma in woodworking. After graduating from Tech, he built custom church furniture, first for Leird Church Furniture and then later for Central Manufacturing Co. In 1964 he started C.S. Meadors and Son Cabinet Shop. Cecil built a great reputation as a craftsman and forged a great number of friendships with his quick wit and easy manner.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful men and women of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Your care and kindness have meant a great deal to our family for many years. May the Lord bless you for your faithful service to all the men who have served our country.
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