Myrtle L. Meade

November 18, 1914 ~ November 30, 2009

Mrs. Myrtle Linville Meade of Johnson City, TN passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at her residence. Preceded in death by her parents, Reverend John and Lucy Linville. Also preceded in death by brothers Charles, Harmon and J. R. Linville, sisters, Edith Gaddy, Rosa Jones and Mary Jones. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Roy H. Meade, two daughters, Sandy Garber and her husband, Joel of Knoxville, TN and Judith Meade of Johnson City; grandchildren, Karen Garber Kochhar and her husband, Sunir of Northridge, CA; Scott Garber of Broomfield, CO; great grandchildren, Kiran Kochhar of Knoxville and Neil Garber Kochhar of Northridge, CA and a special nephew, Don Linville of Mars Hill, NC. Myrtle was a lifetime member of Tacoma Church of God, member of Johnson City Civitan Club, member of West Hills Garden Club, Chairman of Appalachian Girl Scout Council, PTA president and a member of the American Business Women's Association. Myrtle was a girl scout troop leader for 15 years and then became Executive Director of Johnson City Girls Club, also for 15 years. Her desire to help young girls become young adults is reflected in the many years she served them. Mrs. Meade had a passion for reading and traveling. She and her husband traveled to many countries. Her enjoyment was taking her children and grandchildren on several foreign trips. The family of Myrtle Meade will receive friends Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 12 noon until a service time of 2:00 pm in the Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel. Reverend Bill Konstantopoulus will officiate. Committal will follow and Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joel Garber, J.C. Meade, Sunir Kochhar, Don Linville, Neil Kochhar, Jim Starr, Scott Garber and Kiran Kochhar.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I extend to you, Roy, and all your family my sympathy over the death of your wife. Please know that all of you are remembered in my prayers. May God comfort, sustain, and give you grace. Sincerely, Thresa C. Robinson (Van Pelt) (Sister of Reverend Lester Robinson)

  2. Anonymous says:

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family. Brian, Lisa and Emilee Reynolds

  3. Anonymous says:

    To Judith and all the family your mom was a special person to me. It was always a joy to see “sunshine” in the office. I know you will miss her and her humorous antics and sayings. I will be unable to come to the funeral home (working) but we will be thinking about you. Will keep you in our prayers. I was thinking about “sunshine” when I hung my christmas ornaments on the tree. She will be greatly missed. Love you, Ann

  4. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Roy, Judy and Sandy, Words can not express the void left behind at the passing of Aunt Myrtle. She was truly one unique lady and she touched the hearts of everyone she met. I have a lot of memories of her from my childhood…memories that have now become a treasure. Though circumstances and distance will keep me from being there, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved one is safe in the hands of God.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    God Bless you during this time of sorrow. I attended Girls Club from 1962 until 1971. Mrs. Meade was a good influence in my life.

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