Huntington IN-- Bishop emeritus Clyde W. Meadows passed away last evening. He was 98.
Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, at Schoedinger Funeral Home, 229 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 13 at First United Brethren Church in Columbus, Ohio.
Clyde Meadows’ relationship with Huntington College spanned more than three-quarters of the school’s history, and his influence continues to be evident on campus.
Meadows committed his life to Christian ministry at an early age. As a student at Huntington College, he traveled far and wide with a gospel quartet, representing both Christ and the College in song. Through the years, the group logged thousands of miles, much of it in a 1916 Model T Ford. The legacy of music ministry pioneered by Meadows and his classmates is shared today by contemporary student groups such as One Voice, Doc Rainbow's Colorful All-Star Revue, and One Generation.
Meadows pastored United Brethren churches for 40 years, then served as Bishop from 1961 to 1969. He also served as president of World Christian Endeavor and was a member of President Eisenhower's White House Conference.
Huntington College awarded Meadows an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1940 and the Alumnus of the Year award in 1959. Meadows served on the Huntington College Board of Trustees for 29 years. During Homecoming festivities next month, one of HC's new residence halls will be named in his honor. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on October 2, 1999.
# # #