George Parker Meadows Jr.
Sept. 28, 1949 – June 20, 2020
MEADOWS, George Parker Jr, 70, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on June 20, 2020 at the Healthcare Center of Beth Sholom.
Parker, as he was known, is survived by his wife of 18 amazing years, Dagny Meadows; his children, George Parker Meadows III (Susan), Michelle Meadows, Jordan McMurtry (Jason) and Katherine Davis (James); seven grandchildren, George IV, Aiden, James Jr, Jackson, Jamison, Johnathan, and his little princess Journie Kathryn. He is also survived by his loving “Baby Sidda”, Shirley Trible (David) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Edna Meadows.
Parker was a 1968 graduate of J. R. Tucker High School. Upon graduation, Parker enlisted in the US Army, and served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the war, Parker began his career as a Graphic Designer. In addition to graphic design, he was a noted photographer for more than 40 years in Richmond. Although he was a Graphic Designer and Photographer, Parker’s true passion was music. In the 1980’s that passion led him to create and publish The Richmond Entertainment Spotlight, which highlighted the booming music industry. It provided him the opportunity to meet a lot of well-known musicians and bands, both locally and nationally. In the 1990’s, karaoke began its upswing in the Richmond area, and Parker was one of the leading pioneers introducing karaoke to Richmond. For his love of music, Parker created Camelot Entertainment, which he ran, successfully, for over 20 years. He had a true following and loved each show he did. Parker’s outgoing and wonderful personality allowed him to make a ton of friends and fans, for which he was grateful.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 at Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the funeral home chapel. A private burial at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Beth Sholom Activities Department to allow them to purchase GOOD karaoke and music equipment in his honor and for the other residents to enjoy. The family would like to thank Beth Sholom and especially the nursing staff of Unit 4 for their love, devotion and compassion every single day, not only for Parker, but for all their residents.
Deepest sympathy for the loss of Parker. He was a remarkable person and blessed to have Dagny as his wife. He is now celebrating in heaven with him Mother and Father. You have our sincerest condolences. Sylvia & Jimmy
You will missed Parker. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Sending hugs & kisses.
Parker was my husband’s suite mate at Beth Sholom for well over a year. I will truly miss seeing and helping him whenever I can visit again. We had some fun times….singing oldies and joking around with each other, and eating lunch together. Dagny and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Cherish the good memories.
I am deeply saddened by the news of losing Parker. I pray that God will grant you and your family peace and strength during this time. My most sincere condolences. Ziva
Dagny, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although we didn’t know Parker real well, it was obvious what a wonderful person he was and how much love y’all have for each other. God bless, Steve and Lisa Raby.
Dagnis, I am so very thankful you and Parker had so many amazing and beautiful years together where love was so sweet, unconditional, and ever lasting. I am thankful for the friendship you and Parker always offer me and I love you dearly and will think of Parker often and miss him as will so very many of us who where lucky enough to get to know him and call him a friend. Praying for you and your family, sending my love and please remember that I am a phone call away.
Tom and I were saddened to hear of Parker’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dagny – I just now saw this and am so sorry for your loss. Parker was a joy to be around at Beth Sholom and kept both me and my Dad laughing. Now they can keep each other company by sharing jokes and singing the oldies!