Ronald Alfred Meadows

Ronald Alfred Meadows, 76, of Emerson, Georgia, concluded a life well-lived Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Ronnie was born in Cartersville, Georgia, on April 6, 1946, to Sidney Meadows and Retha Mulkey Meadows.

A simple, southern gentleman, Ronnie was equally at home fishing with his grandchildren, tending to his garden, working at his church, or helping a friend. Instilled with a kind spirit and deep faith, Ronnie looked for the good in everyone and sought to leave the places he went a little better than he found them. Though to us Ronnie was close to perfect, he was not totally perfect. He could never say “no” to breakfast at Doug’s with the “Liars’ Club,” a well-placed joke, or his grandchildren.

While he had a long and storied career at First Brands, working his way up to maintenance supervisor. Ronnie was most proud of his title as friend, husband, Dad, and, arguably most importantly, PawPaw. His presence was constant, commitment unwavering, and love undeniable. Personifying John 15:12, Ronnie heeded the Lord’s command to love one another as He has loved us.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Retha Meadows, brother Tommy Meadows and sister Gail Rogers. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Brenda Meadows; sons, Tony (Debra) Meadows and Brett Meadows; grandchildren, Braden Meadows, Camden Meadows, and Mahaley Meadows; sisters, Virginia (Max) Mauldin, Carolyn McPherson, and Dawn (Billy) Henon; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Emerson Church with Revs. David Franklin & Chris Weldon officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Emerson Church where Ronnie served as a Deacon.

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Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA, is honored to serve the Meadows family.