William “Bill” Meanwell passed away November 19 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was 63 years old.
Meanwell was born on Thursday, March 22, 1951, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Jack and Marjorie Meanwell. He was a 1969 graduate of Lloyd High School, Erlanger, Kentucky, and married Kathryn Walker on July 19, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to an online obituary, Meanwell was a practicing pedorthist for many years. He taught at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, and at the International School of Pedorthics, Broken Arrow, which he founded. Most recently, he owned and operated Corethotics, Broken Arrow. The Pedorthic Footcare Association said that, as a long-time member and supporter, he also helped and participated in the association’s continuing education programming.
Meanwell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow. As written in the obituary, “Bill was loved and well known. He was a hero, generous beyond means. He was strong, brave and courageous. He adored his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Bill loved and cared for others, and will be missed dearly.”
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Melissa Decker and Christina Rotramel; and grandchildren, Gabrielle Meanwell, Zoe Headley, and Evan and Kenyon Decker.