Thomas Kenton “Kenny” Meadows

January 15, 1957 ‒ September 09, 2018

Washington Courthouse, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Thomas Kenton “Kenny” Meadows, age 61, of Washington Courthouse, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

On January 15, 1957, Kenny was born in Leesville, Louisiana, one of five children of Robert Lee Meadows Sr. and the late Winona Mae (Leeper) Meadows. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1975.

Shortly following graduation, Kenny enlisted to serve his beloved country in the United States Navy from 1975 to 1977.

Kenny worked for Keihin Thermal Technology and Mt. Sterling Hospital.

Having a heart of gold, Kenny always looked out for all of his family and friends. He was everyone’s first call if they ever needed anything. He was one of the best men you could have ever known.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Shelly Meadows of Washington Courthouse; three children: Thomas Christopher Meadows of Nevada, Tasha (Chase) Allen of Mt. Sterling, and Thomas Kenton “Bubba” (Courtney) Meadows II of Vero Beach, FL; four grandchildren: Pandora, Daniel, Dakota, and Raylynn; his father, Robert Lee Meadows Sr. of Marion; sisters: Leila (Wayne) Lawrence, Yolanda (Dwayne) Lewis, Penny (John) Woods, and Vesta (Kevin) Murnahan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his mother, Kenny was preceded in death by seven siblings: Beverly Gail Tracy, Penny Nash, Robert Lee (Kathy) Meadows, Jr., Lawana (Rusty) Knox, Shawnee (Jr.) McKinster, Leona (Brian) Atkins, and Sonia Smith.

Military honors for Kenny will be observed Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 879 N Prospect St, Marion, OH 43302. They will be performed by the Marion County United Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to his family to help with unexpected expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Kenny’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I’m so sorry my brother.My Sister died less then 24 hrs.before you did.I had my mom to worry about.My full intentions was to be there for you.I’m so sorry.I will love you forever.And proud that you thought of me as a sister.I love you, my brother and in my heart you remain.Fly high!!! Give Sissy a hug for me……

  • Very sorry to hear Ken’s passing. We enlisted about the same time in the Navy. Fair Winds, Following Seas.

  • You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Kenton. Losing a loved one in death is one of the hardest things we face, but be assured that God knows how you feel and he promises to heal the broken hearted and stop their pain. Please read Psalms 147:3 and Revelation 21:3-5

  • kenny or tommy as we called him he and i go way back as his mom and my mom barb postell grew up in the north end and was friends for many years latter they lived on farmming street as we did and he and bev and rset all grew up together and went to school . last year i think it was kenny stoped up to the club we sat omg for hours talkng ol times and what we was doing now kenny always was a fun guy and had a heart of gold we all will miss him

  • Dad we will all miss you ive had u in my life for 28 years now it breaks my heart that u are gone but i was with u until the end like i have always said i am ur daughter. And i will be by u till the end u will always be my dad/father now u are my guardian angel

  • My Sincere & fond memorie4s of the Meadows Family , I Grew Up Around The Corner On George & Park Sts. many memories hanging out & going to Schools Mark St . Taft, My Thoutghts & Prayes To The Family that are now Mourning his passing!

  • I went to school with Tom and Bev. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. May your memories and love forever keep him close to you.

  • Thoughts and prayers to Kenny’s family. We were neighbors growing up (across the alley). God bless.