Georgia State Representative John Dudley Meadows, III, age 74 of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence.
John was born on August 28, 1944 in Gordon County to the late John Dudley Meadows, Jr. and Doris Esther Scott “Scottie” Meadows.
John was a graduate of Calhoun High School, Class of 1962, and attended West Georgia College. He served on the City Council for sixteen years, and of thirteen of those years he was the Mayor of Calhoun. He continued his political career by representing Gordon County in the Georgia House of Representatives District 5. He has maintained this position since 2004. He was Chairman of the House Rules Committee. He also served on multiple committees including the following: Labor Committee, Insurance Committee, Retirement Committee, and Game, Fish and Parks Committee. John was a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church, and was owner and operator alongside his son, B.J. of Northwest Georgia Benefits. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
John is survived by: his wife, Marie Knight Meadows; son, B.J. Meadows and his wife Cindy; daughter, Missy Richards; two brothers, Scott Meadows and his wife Judy, and Michael Meadows and his wife Patti all of Calhoun; three grandchildren, Will Meadows, Patrick Meadows, and Max Richards.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 17th at 2 PM at Calhoun First Baptist Church with Dr. Bert Vaughn and Dr. John Barber officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery with military rites.
Pallbearers serving include: Cliff Meadows, Ashley Williams, Jason Holland, Brandon Reese, Michael Meadows, and Tommy Prather.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 AM until the funeral hour at 2 PM at Calhoun First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in memory of John, be made to the Boys and Girls Club at 10001 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
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