October 14, 1969 – November 16, 2019
Kenny Meadors, Second of His Name, Lord of Meadors Manor, The Easily Sunburnt, Husband, Brother, and Badass Cop, unexpectedly passed away at age 50, Saturday, November 16th, 2019.
Kenny was born in Navasota, TX, the son of Kenneth and Sue Meadors. He grew up in Shiro and attended school at Anderson-Shiro, where he graduated in 1988. He became a police officer in Bryan in the early 90s. He retired from BPD in 2014, traveled for a few years and then moved back to the Brazos Valley. He worked for the Madison County S.O. for a few months then came back to Bryan PD where he transferred to the motorcycle traffic unit where he was until his death.
Kenny met his high school sweetheart, Tammy Rigby in 1986 and they remained together ever since. They married in 1990 in Navasota. They never had children but instead, spent the money they would have used on college funds for their children, to travel. Kenny and Tammy traveled to 49 states, only never having visited Hawaii (mainly because Kenny did not like to fly). Their favorite destinations were Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountains. Kenny was always up for an adventure. He convinced his reluctant wife to buy a motorcycle and they made three big trips across the nation to Canada and explored our own great country. You won’t find many places they haven’t been. Tammy will eventually make a final trip across the US to spread his ashes in his favorite places.
Kenny grew up with two fabulous sisters who “tortured him relentlessly”, so he claimed. He was often blamed for things the girls did, because his sisters would “never lie”, so they claim. Although, Kenny was not a perfect child, he once painted the storage shed with blue paint, including a bowling ball, shoes, canned goods, etc. Most importantly, when he was 17, his dad passed away and he became the head of the family. He guided them through the hardest ordeal of their lives and he continued to protect them throughout his life.
Kenny loved life, loved his family and especially loved his law enforcement family. He never shirked away from controversy and told you exactly what he thought. He never minced words, which may have gotten him in trouble from time to time. He loved the great state of Texas, but loved our great country also.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Meadors; and his mother-in-law, Frances Bush.
Kenny is survived by his wife of 29 years, Tammy; his beloved cat, Crazy; and “those damn dogs”, Rowdy and Josey. He is also survived by his beloved mother, Sue; his sisters, Gina Ortiz and husband, Morton, Kim Valadez and husband, Sam; his niece, Taylor Valadez; and nephew, Austin Valadez and wife, Jessica; and niece, Pumpkin Ortiz. As well as his father and mother-in-law, Steve and Susan Rigby; and step-father-in-law, Michael and Jeanne Bush; his wife’s brother and sisters, Clint and Suzanne, Tracy, Courtney, Brock, Brooke and Michael, along with numerous nieces.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20th from 6-8pm at Callaway Jones. A life tribute celebration will be held Thursday, November 21st at 1pm at First United Methodist Church, 506 E 28th St, Bryan, TX 77803. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801.
In lieu of flowers (because Kenny always thought it was a waste of money), please make a donation to your favorite charity in his honor.
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