Emery Louis “Louie” Meredith, 98, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Logan Acres, Bellefontaine.
He was born in Bellefontaine on March 11, 1916, a son of the late Emery A. and Hazel Hullinger Meredith. He also was preceded in death by a son, George E.; and a great-granddaughter, Lindsay Meredith.
On June 4, 1938, he married the former Nan Elizabeth Harnish and after 71 years of marriage, she preceded him in death May 22, 2009.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Cole of Bellefontaine; grandsons, Robert Meredith, Scott (Lisa) Meredith, Todd (Sandy) Meredith, Brent (Kelly) Meredith and Shawn (Heather) Cole; 13 grandchildren; brother, Fred K. (Ruth) Meredith; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Meredith of Perrysburg; and two nieces and one nephew.
Louie was employed 28 years with Equity Dairy, where he was a cheese maker. Following the closing of Equity, he went to work with Tudor Electric. He then worked part-time at Tree Links Golf Course until his retirement. While working at Tree Links, he was named employee of the year in 1996. In his earlier years, he was a cab driver for Bellefontaine, where you could go anywhere for 10 cents.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a 60-year member of the F&AM, where he was a 32nd Degree and a member of the Masonic drill team. A member of the Bowling Association for 70 years, he was inducted in 1985 to the Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a charter member of the Cherokee Hills Golf Club. He was also a member of the Elks and the Logan County YMCA and volunteered at Logan Acres.
Pastor Ed Beale officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Masonic service, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.