Russell Meadows III

Russell Meadows III

Friday, April 13th, 1945 Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Russell Meadows III

Russell Meadows, III, was born on April 13, 1945 in Long Beach, California. (He got a kick out of saying he was born on Friday the 13th.) He passed away on February 2, 2020, Super Bowl Sunday, which was fitting because he loved football, especially the Denver Broncos. Russell is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Terri Meadows, and was a loving and proud stepfather to sons Shawn Lyon and Michael Valentino. He is survived by his stepbrother, Steve Kuhn.
Russell was first and foremost, a musician, music being his lifelong passion. He played in several bands throughout his career, composed music for the entertainment industry and taught all things string, especially bass guitar. He received a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting, which he jokingly would state, that and a quarter would buy a cup of coffee. Russ enjoyed “jam sessions” with fellow musicians and made several life-long friends through his music.
By trade, Russell was a finish carpenter and held a contractor’s license. His woodworking talents came in handy when he needed to repair or modify one of his many bass and acoustic guitars. But, at all times, Russell was a musician.

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    St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
    280 Royal Ave.
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    Unfortunately the services for Russell have been postponed until further notice. We will update the site as soon as the service has been rescheduled. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to please consider a memorial donation to support Parkinson's Disease Research at Stanford University. You may go online to (make sure you type it in like this) or make a check payable to “Stanford University” and send the check to: Stanford University Development Services, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309-0466. Please note online or on the memo line of the check: “In Memory of Russell Meadows III for Parkinson's Disease Research
    Sarah Kitch
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    St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
    280 Royal Ave.
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Willie Copher

My heart is saddened to learn of Russell's passing. My prayers go out to all his family and friends. Russell and I played in the Savannah band in Colorado in the early 80's. We reconnected via Facebook. Russell was indeed one of the bass players I've had the pleasure to know and play with. He possessed a very witty humor which I will dearly miss. RIP brother.............

Willie Copher
Comment | Posted at 12:05pm via Condolence

Ruth Hartshorn

Prayers of comfort for all family and friends of Russell’s. The bass music is colder and sad today as I just learned of his passing. Terri, you have been greatly gifted by sharing his life. He was a great friend for over 39 years. I know he is at peace. God bless.
Comment | Posted at 02:09pm via Condolence

Terri Meadows

Thank you Ruth. He was a very wonderful husband and cherished his friendships, especially with you.
Posted at 10:22pm

Robert Campbell

My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Terry and family. The world is a little colder today, I am crushed.
Comment | Posted at 07:10am via Condolence

Terri Meadows

Thank you Rob. He loved doing the music and band venues with you. Be well my friend.
Posted at 10:24pm

Jerry mansfield

OUR love and thoughts go out to Russman's friends and family. We will always hold him in our hearts and so he is not really gone.
Jerry and Lisa
Comment | Posted at 10:11pm via Condolence

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