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P.O. Mead III
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  • First Baptist Church of Charleston
    48 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“I met P.O. while taking care of his mother-in-law (Ms. K). He was an awesome guy. Made me feel like family. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Tiffany Middleton - Goose Creek, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of P.O MEAD, JR. P.O. WAS A very nice person who I had the pleasure of knowing for many years. In addition, ...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Larry Mccravy - Charleston, SC

“I love you and miss you so very much❤I can't believe you are not here with me. As far as the numbers go times that many.... ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Boots Mead - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of P.O.'s passing and I am very sorry I did not get to make it to the funeral. It has been so long since we have all been...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Connie Lay Hicks - FL

“We are so sorry to learn of PO's passing.So many memories of BC, Farm, and Hayrides.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.May God bless you...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Louie Conder III - Columbia, SC

“I was sorry to hear about P.O. I have great memories of hunting with P.O., Bobby, George and Mr. P.O. many years ago.My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: David Jordan - Columbia, SC

“We have lost a great man in the Arborist's Community. Rest in peace dear friend. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: ED GRANET - MT PLEASANT, SC

“To my good friend P.O.IV and all the family,my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.May God strengthen and comfort you in your...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Tommy Young - Isle of Palms, SC

“God's peace to all of P.O.'s beloved family. Life happened, and our meetings became fewer and farther apart, but P.O. was a friend and a tremendous...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jay Clingman - Columbia, SC

“I send my deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. He was a nice and kind person. May God give all of you grace and love at this time. You all...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Patterson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I have lost one of my oldest and dearest friends. I had not seen P.O.in many yrs,but thought about him often. We were the founders of the famous and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Tom MacLennan - Anderson,, SC

“It was a surprise to read of P O's passing, he was a good friend & fellow Arborist. I will miss him ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Van Atkins - Charleston, SC

“I am so saddened to find that PO has passed away. He and I have spent many hours in the field saving trees over the past 30 years. He was a great...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: sandy byers - Charleston, SC

“I send my deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.May God give all of you grace and love at this hard time. You will be in my prayers. Sincerly...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Mary McKenzie Howell - Ider, AL

“My deepest condolences to the family. I served with PO in the SC National Guard. What a find man. He was a good person and a great friend. May...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Billy Smith - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

“Barbara, Carol, Bobby & "Mama Mead", I am so sorry to learn about P.O.'s passing. Please know that you are in our heart & prayers. Gil & Julia ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Much Love to you Pat. Sending many Prayers. Peace be with you. ❤ ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“To the Mead family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.God bless. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Jimmy Hayes - Ravenel, SC

“The greater Charleston community has lost a wonderful man. PO and his brother Bobby made First Baptist Church School fun. PO knew the family names...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Carol and Billy and Mead Family:So sorry to read of P.O.'s passing on line in the paper today. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Keep your...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Cox - Charleston, SC


P.O. Mead III, 68, of Charleston, SC, husband of Patricia K. Mead entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017. His funeral service will be held Friday, September 22 in First Baptist Church of Charleston, 48 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends an hour before the service in the foyer of the sanctuary. Burial will be private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

P.O. was born February 16, 1949 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Margaret Isaacs Mead and the late Percy Orian Mead, Jr. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. P.O. was a deacon at First Baptist Church and served as President and Treasurer. P.O. was a past president of Happy Days and Special Times. He was founder and owner of Mead's Tree Service, Inc. P.O.'s dedication to his clients and their trees lasted for over 45 years. The family wishes to thank all of his employees especially David Schneider who was his loyal employee and friend for 40 years.

P. O. is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Mead of Charleston, SC; his mother, Margaret Isaacs Mead; daughter, Margaret Mead Jackson (Wayne) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, P.O. Mead IV (Ashley) of Awendaw, SC; two sisters: Barbara Cheryl Mead and Carol Mead Koopman (Billy) both of Charleston, SC; brother, Robert Markley Mead (Louisa) of Moncks Corner, SC; and three grandchildren: Madison Leigh Mead, Emily Elizabeth Jackson and Sarah Mead Jackson.

The family would like to thank all the loving caregivers from Right at Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Charleston, 48 Meeting St, Charleston, SC, 29401 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.