William E. Meacham, Jr., age 91, passed away on May 16, 2020, in Chesterfield, SC. He was born in Laurinburg, NC, the son of the late William E. Meacham and Georgia Rhodes Meacham.
He studied at and received his degree in Fine Arts from Richmond Professional Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to retirement in 1993, Mr. Meacham was a commercial artist in Charlotte, NC.
Mr. Meacham is survived by his son, William E. Meacham, III of Vieques, Puerto Rico; daughter, Sue Wilson of Charlotte, NC; and daughter Catherine Theberge of Cave Creek, AZ. Daughter Jane Lewis is deceased, as is his brother, Robert Rhodes Meacham of Richmond, VA. He had four grandchildren – Paul Meacham, Rik Wilson, Jenna McFarland, and Paige Williams – and four great-grandchildren – Kaileb and Arianna Cole, Joselyn Lewis, and Bennett Wilson.
In addition to his paintings, Mr. Meacham enjoyed playing the fiddle and upright bass at gatherings of the Charlotte Folk Music Society. He supported numerous organizations devoted to the care and protection of dogs.
A private, graveside service will be held in Laurinburg, NC at a date to be determined. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States.