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In Loving Memory

Meredith, Ramon Charles

Ramon Charles Meredith, 86, of Arnold, MO, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024, after several years of declining health. He was born on March 6, 1937, in Kinsman, OH, to Kenneth and Treva Meredith. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Meredith; his daughters Teresa Campbell and Jennifer (Rob) Ladage; grandchildren Valerie Juarez; Josh Campbell; Alex, Alli, Andrew, and Audrey Ladage; two great grandchildren, Alma and Leah Juarez: and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Treva Meredith and older brother Richard Meredith.

Ray had a passion for teaching and coaching. He dedicated many years to educating young minds as a middle school teacher and basketball coach. After retiring from teaching in 1990, Ray entered full-time ministry, serving as the lead Pastor at Hartsville Christian Church in Hartsville, IN, and Lincoln Trails Christian Church in Irvington, KY. Ray’s educational journey included earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University, OH, and a master’s degree in education administration from Xavier University, OH. He also attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, OH.

In addition to his career, Ray had a variety of hobbies that brought him joy. He found fulfillment in coaching basketball and mentoring young men in the church. Ray also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. He had a sense of adventure and loved RVing and participating in nearly any sport.

Ray worshiped and served at several churches throughout his life. He was a founding member and elder/teacher of Trenton Christian Church in Trenton, OH, and served as Pastor of Hartsville Christian Church in Hartsville, IN, and Lincoln Trail Christian Church in Irvington, KY. Ray was an elder/teacher at DeSoto Christian Church, DeSoto, MO, and had worshiped at Concord Church for the last seven plus years.

A ceremony to celebrate Ray’s life will be held at Concord Church, 13775 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO, Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11:00 am. Visitation will be 10:00 -11:00 am, one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the “Beyond the Rings” Olympic evangelistic fund of Concord Church or a charity of your choice.

Ray will be remembered for his dedication to education, his love for coaching, and his commitment to serving as a Pastor. He leaves behind a legacy of inspiring and impacting the lives of those he encountered. He will especially be remembered for his unique sense of humor and his ability to find joy in almost any situation.,  KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL.


11 thoughts on “Meredith, Ramon Charles”

    • Thank you, Carole. He had many health issues the last 10 years, but we know he now has perfect healing. He had a long, fulfilling life We miss him but know we’ll be with him in eternity.

    • Mary Ann, my sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Ray. What a great guy; I enjoyed working with him in Middletown. Prayers for you at this sad time.

  1. Ray was a wonderful mentor and coach for my son Kevin but even better he was a man of God and wonderful example to all at the Trenton Church of Christ. My sincere condolences to his wonderful wife and daughters.

    • Thank you, Barbara. I know you know the pain and loneliness of losing your dear husband, but rejoice in knowing that we will join them one day in heaven.

  2. Brother Ray was one of a kind. He was the pastor at Lincoln Trail Christian Church when my husband and I first visited. He quickly became not only our pastor, but our friend, mentor and in many ways, life coach. We treasure the times we spent with Bro. Ray and Mary Ann.
    Our heartfelt condolences and love go out to Mary Ann and family.

  3. Mary Ann,
    My wife Rhonda & I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I so enjoyed the short time that I had to teach and coach basketball with Ray towards the end of his career at Vail M.S. I fondly recall the great fun & laughter we had coaching. I tended to get a little like Bobby Knight at times and Ray would keep me grounded.

  4. Mary Ann and Family,
    On behalf of the Kinsman High School Class of 1955, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and support at this time of grieving.
    Ray was a leader of our class all through our twelve years and served admirably two terms as president during our high school years.
    Ray was very active in all aspects of our school days, participating in all sports, band and theater productions. Ray was a friend to all and was greatly respected and loved by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

  5. Mary Ann, it was so good to read of Ray’s life work. He was a blessing to so many and loved by everyone he touched. George and I did not know him well but enjoyed seeing both of you in the pew in front of us every Sunday. Our sympathy to you and your family. We will miss hime.


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