January 24, 2013
Longtime Tech athletics department employee passes away
By Jimmy Robertson

BLACKSBURG – Buford Meredith, the longest-tenured employee in the Tech athletics department, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 78.

Meredith, a grounds foreman, started working at Tech in 1962 and in the athletics department in April of 1966. He helped with the construction of Cassell Coliseum, and he helped build the Jamerson Athletics Center, which serves as the primary nerve center of the department. Meredith also helped maintain all of the athletics department’s facilities over the years, including the mowing of the fields and the cross country course.

Meredith is best known, though, for painting the lines and end zones on Worsham Field before home football games. He performed this task until 2005 when he started concentrating on other duties for home football games.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., in Pembroke, Va., with Pastor Gary Poff officiating. Burial will follow at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.

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