Bobby Neal Meador was born on July 12, 1937, and peacefully died on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was a native of Baton Rouge and a longtime resident of Vicksburg, Miss. Mr. Meador was a retired professional bass fisherman. He participated in a number of Bass Master Classics. The former t.v. show host of Outdoors with Bobby Meador and owner of the Catfish House in Baton Rouge, Bobby was an avid fisherman, hunter and NASCAR fan. Mr. Meador was a member of the Eagle Lake Baptist Church. Mr. Meador is survived by his longtime partner, Brenda McGarrh, of Vicksburg, and her daughter, Angel Burton, and grandchildren, Terrie Ray Deckard and Maverick Wigley; son, Thomas R. "Randy" Meador (Eleanor); daughters, Terri Parnell-Allison (Greg), of St. Francisville, and Susan Meador Duke (Rocky), of Florence, Miss.; grandchildren, Stephanie Parnell Jenkins (Joshua), of Zachary, Chase Joseph Mistretta, of Florence, Maggie Ann and Allison Elizabeth Meador, of Baton Rouge, Bo Duke (Amber), of Florence, Candace Duke, of Florence, Brandon Paul, Michael Gregory, and Brittni Leigh Allison, of Baton Rouge LA; 10 great-grandchildren, Myra Alexis, Emilee Marie and Claire Elizabeth Jenkins, Kyla Bullock, Dayze and Anna Duke, Maddox Mc- Cleod, Sebastian Bullard, Brealyn Allison and Ella-Kate Brown; and brother, Austin S. Meador Jr., of Abbeville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin S Meador Sr. and Emily Hall Meador; sonin- law, Steve Parnell; and sister- in-law, Ruth A. Meador. Funeral services will be held at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home on Thursday, July 19, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating. Visitation begins at 12 noon. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lee Giffin and his staff for taking such good care of our dad. Also the staff at River Region Medical Center. A private memorial scattering will be at a later date.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on July 18, 2012