Hobert Grant Meadows

February 28, 1947 ‒ March 22, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Hobert Grant Meadows passed away Friday evening, March 22, 2019 in OhioHealth Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 72.

He was born February 28, 1947 in Virginia to parents Hobert & Florine (Kirby) Meadows.

A beautiful young lady named Dixie Thompson caught his eye and the pair soon married on June 26, 1970.

Hobert worked as a heavy equipment operator for the city of Mansfield, where he worked for over 20 years until retiring in 1987.

In spare time, he took pleasure in watching NASCAR and cheering on his favorite driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. A stranger to no one, he loved to travel, especially to Virginia. He enjoyed fishing and was a collector of all things. But above all, Hobert cherished his family, including his North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church family, and all children.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Dixie Meadows; children Dennis (Kimberly Higgins) Meadows and Jason Meadows; grandchildren Sierra Bachelder, Cheyenne Bachelder, Megan Burchett, Allison Burchett, Justin Rogers, Kori Higgins and Baylee Higgins; great-grandchildren Liliana Wolfe, Phyllip Walter and Maycee Featheringham; brother Oliver Lee Meadows; his yorkie Chubbs; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Hobert was preceded in death by sisters Janet and Sharron.

The Meadows family will receive friends Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Hoberts’s life will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Ratcliff will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in Hobert’s memory to North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Hobert’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • So very sorry, he will be missed. We are here right next door if you need anything.. Hugs and love.. May God keep you in his hands and your family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers hugs Dee and boys.
    Grant you will be missed. Your smile and laugh.
    I’ll keep you and nascar close to my heart.
    Love you all ❤️

  • So sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. We are praying for all the family n he will be missed greatly especially at the family reunion!
    Jimmie Meadows & Susie Hackworth

  • Sorry for your loss. You’ve really had your share of sorrow the last few months. My Thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  • Where do I start? Grant was one in a million-a friend who was always there, a broad shoulder to hold everyone’s tears, a smile that could light up a room, and a heart that was as big as the Universe.
    For me, he was family that was always there. When my husband passed away, Grant and Curt came down. When my Dad was so sick, he called and we always got off the phone with a smile. When my Dad passed away, Grant was the first person I called. He made me promise he’d be the first person I called because “I’m the most important person who needs to know.” I couldn’t disagree. He was here the very next day and made my day! He was one of Dad’s pallbearers-one Dad picked because of his love for this very special man. Dad and Grant could talk for hours and pick right up where they left off and never missed a beat!
    I loved his jokes and fantastic sense of humor! We loved to argue over NASCAR. He called Mom’s once and I acted like I was an answering machine. He listened for a good five minutes and he was pushing buttons like crazy!!! I kept having him push buttons for an Earnhardt’s fan (Mom), if he wanted to speak with Dad, he had to push 1234, for a Jeff Gordon fan (me) he had to push 24. He finally got aggravated and hung up. However, he quickly called back! This time, I said, “If you’ve ever called here before and hung up, please state your reason.” Grant’s response was classical…”I ain’t pushin’ no buttons for a Jeff Gordon fan!” That’s when I lost it! He said, “If I was down there, I’d hug your neck” because nobody could ever pull a prank on him like I had! That was one of many!
    I dearly loved Grant. He was a person I wish I could be more like. He saw the good in everyone and never had a harsh word to say against anyone. He was a Christian and always tried to help everyone. He didn’t know the word “no” and I told him once that he was such a kind-hearted person and I had learned to be hard and tough. He said “Awww, that how old Gordon fans get!”
    I loved his sense of humor and his outlook on life. When I had cancer, he gave me hope. When Steve died, he helped me get through it by telling me, “I would have left if God came down and told me He had my home ready – and so would you. That’s how you have to look at this Baby Girl.”
    If I could say one thing to the love of his life, Dee, his sons, and grandchildren, that would help them get through the next few months, it would be this: Live as Grant did. See the beauty in everything and the good in everyone. Always see the glass as half-full and never look down. Heaven is upward. It’s ok to miss him. He’ll always be close in your heart.
    In some ways, I think Grant’s death has hurt me more than losing my Dad because of how much he was like my Dad. I always thought Grant would be around. At the cemetery, he told me he’d stay and help. I asked him to come on home with me and let’s do what he did best – EAT! He said, “I’ll be right behind you Baby Girl.” Now, I know he’s my Guardian Angel.
    Grant, you know how much you were loved and that love will never die. Our memories of you will grow stronger. You made the Earth a better place to be and all of us who knew you are better people because of you. God must have needed someone to convert another Gordon fan and I’d love to see you laughing and talking with everyone who had gone before you! Thank you for always being there for me and my family. I’ll think you often – I just won’t be able to call you and let you know. So listen up, there’s a few things you need to know: You were a wonderful man. You were loved by many. Children loved you because you were so child-like (that’s a good thing!). And above all else….YOU WERE ONE HANDSOME MAN!!!!
    I’ll always love and cherish you. I, like you, will not tell you good-bye, rather, I’ll see you on the
    other side.
    You were an unique person – one of a kind – and I’m so thankful that God saw fit to allow me to be related to you and to get to know you! I’m also glad that He only made one of you! No one will ever be able to take your place.
    Rest well my HANDSOME MAN! Heaven is a little louder today and God has another angel to add to his chorus. Please don’t embarrass me – continue to sing like nobody’s listening! I’ll send you a hug on the wings of a red bird and kiss for your cheek by a butterfly. I loved you more than you’ll ever know! Thanks for being the person you were!!!! Thank you for loving me and my family the way you did.
    Rest well God’s faithful servant. You have earned your wings!
    Love, hugs, and prayers,

  • Oh he will be deeply missed. He always waved and smiled . this world was a better place with him in it.
    Our prayers is with the family and friends. He made you feel like a blood relative.
    If you need anything you have my number.

    Love Debbie and Jim

  • Dear Grant,
    I never told you how much I loved you. But when my Aunt D told me you had gone to Heaven, I cried. I met you when I was little. I’ve always remembered you and I would have been able to find you in a room full of people. I loved chatting with you when you’d call to check on Poppaw and when I called you wish you a “Nappy New Year!” You said I was a silly girl. I loved that.
    You kept telling me I had to call you a handsome man. I never did and I’m sorry I didn’t. You see, my Daddy is my handsome man. I didn’t know I could have another handsome man in my life.
    So, I want to tell you that I love you. I want to thank you for carrying my Poppaw to the cemetery. And I guess I should tell you that you are a handsome man.
    I will miss you. I’m glad you got the pictures I sent you. I love you Grant. You are a handsome man.
    Carrie Cantrell (Your little blonde nightmare from Virginia)

  • So sad to loose a good friend and neighbor. Mr. Meadows, you will be missed! Di, Dennis, Jason, and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your lose.

    Mr. Meadows was our neighbor there on Co. 57 and he and his family are very dear to us. Mr. Meadows always looked out for my mom and dad.

    Mr. Meadows, I hope you and my dad are an enjoying heavens’ version of a “Buck’s burger and fries” in heaven together!

  • Growing up beside Hobert and his family was a pleasure. I’m not sure who was the biggest hillbilly, him or me, but it was our roots that made our conversations so lively and memorable. I feel so blessed to have known the family and I remember all the orneriness that came about over the years, especially the time at the Morrow County fair when my daughter thought that Hobert and Dennis were kidnapping her and that I was letting it happen. All I have are wonderful memories, except for the other night when I heard that Hobert had passed. I know he is in a better place, but he will be sadly missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to have been any part of his life. Love and prayers to all the family.

  • I will definitely miss his orneriness coming into the office here at Mid-State Waste. Always smiling, always happy, always kind….he will be missed. Prayers of comfort and peace to the Meadows family.

  • The last time I remember seeing Grant was the day of my Dads funeral. He and Jim was at Aunt Geraldine’s eating. Along with my brother Trent and his wife Miriam and Uncle Bob and Cousin Dee Wilson and a host of other people. We stayed for a long time that day and I believe Grant and Jim was almost the last to leave that day. My children was not familiar with him so they will not have a post added on her. My condolences to his family.

  • I did not know Grant very well even though we were cousins. But I do remember him coming to Ant Shelvie’s for Pickled Beans and Pickled Corn. The last time I saw him was at Uncle Walt’s funeral. He like most of the Compton family enjoyed food. And he was eating the last time I saw him. Rest in Peace Grant. You will be missed.

  • Grant
    You will be missed and you were loved you will always be family you never came to Virginia without paying us a visit. I always enjoyed our phone calls you are not only a cousin but a good friend the last time I saw you was at Walt’s funeral

  • Grant was a special person in our family him and dad usually came to my house and ate when he came to Virginia. We will miss him at the reunion it won’t be the same without him. My prayers go out the family of this dear cousin.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with the Meadows family and friends. Hold on to those special memories.