Age: 77 Address: Green Mountain Date of Death: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: G. Les Meares, Jr. of Green Mountain, passed away doing what he loved, helping others, on Tuesday, October 29th from injuries sustained in an accident. A native of Climax, GA, he and his wife lived a number of years in St. Petersburg, FL before moving to the mountains. He was the son of the late George Les Meares, Sr. and Alice Say Meares. Les graduated from the University Of Florida in Architecture and Fine Arts, was a member of the Gargoyle National Architectural Honors Society and member of PHI KAPPA PHI and was in the top 10 percent of his class. He was a 50 year member of the NRA and was a Golden Eagle. Also, was the youngest deacon, 17 years old, for the First Congrational Church in St. Petersburg, FL. He was in the Navy Reserves for 12 years. Les was a Landscape Architect throughout the United States who was a kind hearted and gentle man. His greatest enjoyment in life was helping his friends, neighbors and those around him.
Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Cora Hargrave Meares; sons: G. Les Meares III of Concord and Ian R. Meares of Irvine, CA; sister, Barbara Meares Nelson of Lutz, FL; brother, Donald Meares and wife, Janet, of St. Petersburg, FL; proud grandfather of: Anna Hill Meares and G. Les Meares IV both of Concord; special friends: Bridget VanRemortel of Bakersville and Martin Robinson of Green Mountain.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Henry Presler will officiate. To send online condolences, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.