April 3, 1936 - May 26, 2020
Olney M. Meadows, 84, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, after a long illness. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In 1954, he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Tachikawa AB, Japan, where he met and married Shizuko Hirano, his wife of 64 years. He was also stationed at McGuire AFB, New Jersey; Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada; Charleston, South Carolina; Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam; Travis AFB, California, for two tours; Yokota AB, Japan, for two tours; and Luke AFB, Arizona. He retired as a Chief Master Sgt. in 1980 with 26 years of service. He was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation. After retiring, he went to work for two years with Travis Flight Service before beginning his Air Force Civil Service career, working at Oakland Army Base; McClellan AFB; Travis AFB; Yokota Air Base, Japan; and returned to Travis AFB to complete his 24 years of Civil Service. During his civil service career, he received numerous awards including the 1992 Civilian of the Year award at Travis AFB and the 2002 Outstanding U.S. Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year. He retired April 3, 2006, with a total of 50 years serving the United States Air Force. He was a life member of the Retired Enlisted Air Force Assoc., the Disabled American Veterans and was an honorary member in the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Shizuko; son, Robert M. Meadows of Fairfield; son, Randall (Sheila) Meadows of Wisconsin; daughter, Nancy Meadows (Joe) Trigueiro of Fairfield; grandsons, Robert M. Meadows II and Chase B. Meadows; and lifelong best friend, Jack C. Miller. A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Entombment with full military honors will be private at Fairmont Memorial Park.
Olney M. Meadows, 84, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, after a long illness. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In 1954, he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed... View Obituary & Service Information
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