Lakeland – Walter F. “Chip” Meads, 88, passed away March 25, 2011 at LRMC due to heart failure.
He was born March 11, 1923 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Frederick C. and Minnie E. Meads. He was a former Vice President and Director of Worldwide Creative Services for J. Walter Thompson, New York City. He was a graduate of Kent State and Fairfield University, and served in USAF and WWII. He also was President of Meads and Associates executive recruitment firm.
Mr. Meads is survived by his wife, Mary E. Meads; and two children by a former marriage, Catherine Sickler and Kenneth Meads; two grandchildren, Terra Sickler and Robert Sickler; sisters, Mary Jane Huling and Wilma Norbeck.
Private burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Salvation Army and SPCA. The family thanks the kindness of the Staff at LRMC and Hope Hospice.