Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Bobbie D. Mead, 89, Fort Madison

Bobbie Dean Mead, 89, of Ft. Madison, died Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Bobbie Dean Mead, 89, of Ft. Madison, IA, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at The Madison in Ft. Madison, IA. 

     Bobbie was born February 8, 1932 in Ethel, MO, the son of Estel “Pete” Everett and Barbara Estella Mae Speakes Mead.

     He had been employed by Abingdon Briggs Manufacturing, Fruehauf in Ft. Madison, Eagle Summit in Keokuk, and most recently for the City of Montrose until his retirement in 2011. Bobbie also was skilled in the art of making pottery. 

     Bobbie loved NASCAR and anything that went fast, however dirt track racing was his all-time favorite. He followed dirt track races in several different states. One thing Bobbie will be remembered for is his sense of humor. 

     He is survived by two sons, Bobbie Mead (Karrie) of Cozad, NE, and Terry Woolsey of Galesburg, IL, two daughters, Linda Hunt (Alan) of Zephyrhills, FL and Lisa Reed, a sister, Betty Jones of Montrose, a brother, Gerald “Hot Dog” Mead of Montrose, several grandchildren, including Shantel Sherman of Ft. Madison, Shawnna Thompson (Jeff) of Sidney, NE, Bobby Joe Mead (Christine) of Codaz, NE, Matthew Mead of Holdrege, NE and several great grandchildren, including Brian Sherman, Tristen Lindsey (Shelby) of Kearney, NE, Makinzie Mead of Kimball, NE and Amanda Mead of Cozad, NE and two great great grandchildren of Nebraska. 

     Bobbie was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Darlene Jones and Rosetta Mead, a brother, Everett Mead, an infant daughter, Rosetta Maxine Mead at birth, a granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Stone to S.I.D’s, and a grandson in law, Brian Sherman of Farmington, IL. 

     There will be no services.

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