Fond F. Meade, 89, died March 2 at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.
Born in Pound, Va., to the late Oliver W. Meade and Dessie Bauguess Meade, he was the widower of Leora Meade.
Mr. Meade was also preceded in death by four brothers, Dempsey, Otto, Luther and Tate, and three sisters, Hazel, Pauline and Lida.
A kind and gentle man, he worked 37 years for Centre Equipment in Midvale, Ohio, and for several years as a master mechanic for Fisher Brothers. He retired as owner of Hilltop Equipment at the age of 84.
Mr. Meade was a member of Rockhill Baptist Church and the International Union of Operating Engineers for 60 years.
Surviving are a son, Tony and Mary Zimmerman Meade of Wellsburg, W.Va.; three daughters, Kathy Meade and Kim Beedle of Lincoln, Neb., Cynthia Arnold and John Newsome of Alpine, Tex., and Kathy Pillar and husband Miles of Dover, Ohio; two grandchildren, Michael and Bebe Pillar; five sisters, Peggy, Nell, Louise, Judy and Cassie, who was a caregiver for him for more than three years; and five brothers, Abe, Jack, Bill, Rondall, and Phillip.
Funeral services for Mr. Meade were held March 8 in Ohio. Interment was in the Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville, Ohio.