Randal G. Meador, 71, longtime employee of West Texas Utilities died Wednesday, March 20, 1995 at Hendrick Medical Center. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Archie Echols and Rev. Bill Libby officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of WTU and members of the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Randal was a native West Texan, born in Fort Chadbourne. Upon graduation from Bronte High School, he joined the Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific until 1945, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon discharge, he earned a BS Degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. In 1949, he began working for WTU in Abilene and progressed through numerous engineering positions in the Distribution, Substations, and Transmission areas before being named Director of Engineering in 1977 and Vice President the following year.
Randal was a professional engineer, a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was named Engineer of the Year by the Abilene Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers in 1981.
He has served on the board of the Expo Center in Taylor County, a member of the Key City Kiwanis Club and Texas A&M Club on the board and worked with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels. He was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church serving on various boards and committees and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class.
He married Katherine Rawlings in Bronte on August 31, 1948.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; two daughters, Cynthia Clark of Killeen and Linda Williams of Georgetown; two grandsons, Stoney Williams of Georgetown and Randy Clark of Killeen; one sister, Dorothy Horn of Dallas; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Troy Williams of Georgetown on January 3, 1996.
The family request that memorials be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 525 Beech, Abilene, TX 79601; West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605; Habitat for Humanity, 5426 N. 9th, Abilene, TX 79603; or your favorite charity.