Louie Henry Meredith, Jr., 91, of Interlachen, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Macon, Georgia, he resided in Interlachen for the past 53 years coming from Jacksonville. Louie served honorably in the U.S. Navy and likewise in the 5th Calvary Regiment of the U.S. Army during World War II. Following time in Jacksonville working along side his father as a painter, Louie moved to Putnam County and worked many years as a supervisor overseeing the laying of telecommunication lines. He was a member of Paran Baptist Church in Grandin. Louie had also been a long-time member of Pineland Masonic Lodge #86 F&AM and Palatka Elks BPOE #1232.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Louie H. Meredith, Sr. and Thelma Evelyn Slaughter Meredith, a son, Louie H. “Hank” Meredith, III and a brother Benny Meredith.
Louie is survived by his wife of 64 years, Thelma G. Meredith of Interlachen, a son, Mike Meredith (Barbara) of Melrose, 2 daughters, Debra Meredith (Tim Roberts) of Green Cove Springs and Tracy Hornsby (Daniel) of Interlachen, a daughter-in-law, Anita Meredith of Interlachen, a brother, Robert Meredith (Bonnie) of Snellville, GA, 2 sisters, Betty West and Penny Cooper (Carl) all of Jacksonville, 9 grandchildren, Michael Meredith (Sandy), L.J. Klemons (Tonya), Justin Meredith (Aslia), Michael-Paul Meredith (Chelsea), Kymberly Meredith, Lacey Roeder (Zane), Brandon Hornsby, Kaitlyn Meredith and Meredith Hornsby as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Louie was a great and loving husband, father and grandpa. He was a devoted family man and was loved tremendously by his family and friends.
Private family memorial services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Haven, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Louie’s Book of Memories Page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen.