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Bartley & Sons Funeral Home
Saturday November 26th, 2022

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Bartley & Sons Funeral Home
Saturday November 26th, 2022
9:00am - 1:00pm

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William Joseph "Yogi" Meadors

Dr. William Joseph “Yogi” Meadors, age 83, of Tompkinsville passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the Southern Kentucky Hospice House in Bowling Green. Yogi was born in Corbin, Kentucky on March 28, 1939, the son of the late Theodore "Ted" and Ruth (Young) Meadors.  Dr. Meadors was a coach, physical education instructor, and athletic director for many years. He was a huge supporter and fan of Western Kentucky University athletics and alumni, as well as the Corbin Redhounds. He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, educating, and coaching students. 


He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Betty Jean (Carter) Meadors, two sons; Michael Meadors and his wife Lydia, William J. Meadors, Jr. and his fiancee Erin both of Lexington, three daughters; Wendy Lee Meadors of Lexington, Carmen Nicole Keegan, and her Husband Gary of Hudson, New York, and Jill Meadors of Bowling Green, Step-Children; Teresa Page, Dana Harlan and her husband Tony, and Jennifer Lankford and her husband Robert all of Tompkinsville. Twelve grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren also survive.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26 at Bartley & Sons Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.  Bro. Mark Hopper will officiate the services.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Bartley & Sons Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the time for service at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers: Daniel Harlan, John Wesley Page, Zeke Turner, John Robert Lankford, Luke Meadors, Maxwell Meadors, and Michael Meadors II.

Honorary Pallbearers: Mitch Miller, Delane Simpson, Kenny Barrett, Denny Wedge, Bobby Westmoreland, Jim Richards, Joe Iracane, Tommy Covington, J. Russell Ross, Frank Payne, Mike Cobb, Gary West, Paul Just, Sam Clark, Randy Deere, Bobby Rascoe, Jim Myers, Lee Robinson, Tommy Stevens, and Thad Crews

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monroe County Backpack Program in memory of Yogi.

Bartley & Sons Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Meadors and his family during this time.

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A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

VK Nov 27 2022 7:40 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers 🙏🏻

Jane Stanford Nov 27 2022 6:09 PM

Dr. Meadors has been a personal and professional friend through out our careers. He always put students and WKU first in his professional life. All his friends loved him and enjoyed working with him in what ever program they were working on. Condolences to his family. He lived a positive, supportive life of service to others.

Dr. Don Calitri Nov 27 2022 3:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

Billy Joe & Nancy Shaw Nov 26 2022 7:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

Leslie Eans Nov 25 2022 10:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

Mike Turner Nov 25 2022 9:55 PM

Dr. Meadows was my professor at WKU for several classes. He was one of the kindest, caring ,personable teachers I had the joy of knowing. He was a true gentleman who cared deeply about each of his students. So very sorry to you all . He will certainly always be remembered at WKU. His students loved him dearly.

Bridget Eans Nov 25 2022 9:48 PM

we shared some moments Yogi. you have always been a beautiful person. i always enjoyed seeing you.

Amanda Godair Nov 25 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

Barry Stacy Murphy Nov 25 2022 9:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Meadors

Darnelle Gearlds Nov 25 2022 7:53 PM

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