Jason Jay ‘Chip’ Meadows Jr.
On Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, Jason Jay “Chip” Meadows Jr., our beloved husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly from a cardiac event at age 57 at his home in Groveland, Florida.
Chip was a passionate and talented musician. When he wasn’t playing music, he was on a constant quest to devour live music, concert footage and music documentaries. He was also an avid trivia game player (“Jeopardy champion for life” he would say or sing), movie quoter, motorsports fan, car enthusiast, beach lover and master of tidiness.
Quiet, with a sense of humor that kept us laughing, he was an incredibly loving and attentive husband and father.
Born on September 15, 1962, to Margaret Isner Meadows and the late Jason Jay Meadows, he attended schools in his hometown of Elkins, graduated from Elkins High School in 1979, attended Davis & Elkins College and graduated from WVU Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.
He was a southern rocker, beginning his musical career in his teens in the local Elkins band, Amorphous, and played his last rock show with his neighborhood band, the Trilogy Musicians Initiative in 2019. He was a member of many choirs, including high school (where Vickie first heard his voice and decided she wanted to find and meet that guy), college and church. He sang lead and harmony, played bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, as well as mandolin. He spent many hours in his short retirement, playing and singing in his newly completed music room.
For 35 years, he worked as an electrical engineer in Orlando, and retired from Lockheed Martin in April of this year. He was a man of deep faith and loved leading worship by playing bass and acoustic guitar in the praise bands of First United Methodist Church Clermont, University Carillon United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church Oviedo.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Vickie Lynne Shomo Meadows, son Jason Jay Meadows III and wife Lauren, daughter Amie Lynne Meadows and partner Josh, his mother Margaret Isner Meadows, sister Melody Meadows and wife Jessica, and many more family members, friends and neighbors.
The loss of you, our guide, provider, wise counselor, solid rock, has left a hole in our lives that will never be filled. You gave us a foundation from which we could all fly higher and further. We love you beyond words.
To our family and friends, due to public health concerns a Celebration of Life service will be streamed live via Youtube on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at https://youtu.be/eQh4_HA0MvE and will be available to view for 30 days. Please tune in and join us in celebrating the life of Chip, wherever you may be.