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Dr. C. Wade Meade

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A memorial service for Dr. C. Wade Meade of Tyler, Texas will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in the University Center Theatre at LSU Shreveport. Cremation will be under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home of Tyler. Dr. Meade was born near Dripping Springs, Texas. He grew up in Pollock, Louisiana. He received a BS in Geology from the University of Texas and an MS and PHD in History from Louisiana Tech University. He served as a marine during the Korean war and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal. Dr. Meade taught history at Louisiana Tech University for 39 years, from 1967-2006, and the University of Texas at Tyler from 2007-2013. During his academic career, Dr. Meade wrote five history books and was working on his sixth. He held the McGinty Chair of History and served as the History museum director. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Herschel Meade and Robert Meade; and his sister Charlene Meade Evans. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Meade of Houston, Texas; and son Don Meade of Shreveport, Louisiana. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online tributes/condolences may be added at www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com.

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