Louis “Jay” Joseph Meads, 64, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 6:53 a.m. at his residence in rural Taylorville, IL. He was born on May 11, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the son of Donald and Eleanor (Kalka) Meads. He married Margie Wallace on September 17, 1982 in Taylorville, IL.
Jay was a shift manager at the Kincaid Power Plant for many years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending time with and spoiling his grandbabies. One of his favorite past times was cooking and sharing his food with others and Jay never let the truth get in the way of a good story. He was a giving person who was always willing to help anyone. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Jay will be missed by the family and friends who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his Wife: Margie Meads of Taylorville, IL, Daughters: Christina Meads of Springfield, IL Abbie (Blake) Reuter of Missoula, MT and Angela (Joey) Gonzales of Nashville, TN, Sons: Matthew (Diane) Meads of Peoria, IL; David (Krissie) Meads of Taylorville, IL, Grandchildren: Camille Meads, Greyson Murray, Maximilian Meads, and Chiara Meads, Sisters: Dureen Peck of Coulterville, IL; Donna Hampton of Athens, IL; Betty Saulsbery of Illiopolis, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Son: Daniel Meads, Sisters Debbie Meads and Jeanne Meads.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery with military graveside rites.
The family plans to distribute any memorial donations that they receive to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.