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James Horace Meade, Jr., 88, of Starkville, Mississippi died on January 12, 2021. “Jimmy” was born on November 1, 1938 to the late James Horace and Cleta Howard Meade in Vicksburg, Mississippi. A graduate of Jett High School, Mississippi State University, and the University of Florida, Dr. Meade spent much of his career as an educator and researcher for the University of Arkansas Medical School and Mississippi State University. He was a man of integrity and gentle spirit who enjoyed golfing, fishing, travelling, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Bishop Rule.
James is survived by his wife Marion Rice Meade; children Tabb Meade (Tena), Nan Morrow (Chris), and Thomas Meade (Linda); eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A service for the family will be conducted on January 15, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America.