LeRoy Vernon Meadows, 93, of Cherokee Village died July 5, 2003, at his home.
Born Oct. 31, 1909, in Illinois, he was the son of Lillian Boster and Amos Meadows.
He retired as a milkman in Chicago and moved to Cherokee Village and became active in the community. He was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. He was past president of the Elks Club where he was active with the youth through the Elks and as a bus driver. The LeRoy Meadows Award was named in his honor for his work. At the age of 75, he founded the Spring River Ambulance Service. He drove the ambulance and later went to school to be licensed as a paramedic.
Survivors include two sons -- Teddie Meadows of Reseda, Calif., and Vernon Meadows of San Diego; a daughter, Mary Ann Brune of Addison, Ill.; a cousin, Lillian Liewald, 100, of Cherokee Village; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral was July 9 at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. The body was cremated and burial will be in Chicago.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy. Memorials may be made to the Elks.