Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Eugene Meadows, Jr. (USMC), passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Prisma Toumey Hospital in Sumter, SC. Born on June 20, 1952, he was the son of Thomas and Virginia Meadows. Thomas (Red) was a veteran of the Viet Nam War and the Gulf War. He was a member and past Commandant of the Marine Corps League 1202 in Sumter, SC. He was the Co-Ordinator for Toys for Tots. Survivors include his loving wife Babette, his daughters, Rebecca Lynn (Trevor) Jeffo of Tacoma, WA and Lorie Victoria (Paul) Joy of Chopticon, MD; brothers, Haskel (Marie) Meadows of Tracy City, Ronnie (Kelly) Meadows of Coalmont; sisters, Shirley Dodson of Greutli-Laager, Connie Steel of Coalmont, Pattie (Steve) Meeks of Monteagle; grandchildren, Garrett Edwards, Kellen, Kenneth, and Brandon Keith Polk, and Owen, Lillia and Madeline Joy. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry Meadows, Nephew Johnathan Meadows, brothers-in-law Brian Dodson and Justin Steel, and sister-in-law Vicki Meadows. "Semper Fi" A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee, with Dr. Clayton Jones officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Summerfield Cemetery. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net Arrangements made by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, Tennessee 37356.