Mr. Richard P. “Sir Richard” Mead, Sr., age 81, of Lyons, died Sunday, April 5, 2020, in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was born in Appling County; he lived in Warner Robins for a few years before moving to Lyons in 1973. He was a Master Barber and had been a barber since 1966. He worked with W.R. Kight for several years and founded Sir Richard’s in the early 1980’s. He was a member of the Vidalia Church of God, the Friendship Sunday Class and was faithful to attend the Golden Nuggets. He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Mead and Velma Lee Martin Mead; three siblings, Louis Edward Mead, Wedis Mead Webber and Ray Mead.
Mr. Mead is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Hazel L. Mead; two sons, R. Paul Mead and wife Lisa, and Jon Mead and Christy Atkins, all of Lyons; two sisters, Mary Ann Aguilar and husband Henry of St. Augustine, Florida, and Dessie Ann Hamm and husband Wayne of Warner Robins; four brothers, Charles Mead and wife Joyce of Reidsville, Robert Mead and wife Gail of Port Wentworth, Alvin Mead of Lyons, and Allen Mead and wife Gloria of Bonaire; four grandchildren, Rachel Mead, Andrew Mead, Carolina Mead and Jonathan Mead; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 8th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lyons City Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Merritt officiating.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Clinic, 714-1 NW Broad St., Lyons, GA 30436, Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475 or Dream Center, P.O. 307, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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