Walter James (known only as Wally) Mead passed away on 28th September 2016 aged 83, at Southmead Hospital. His funeral will be held at the Waterside Chapel, Westerleigh Crematorium, on Thursday 20th October at 11.45am and afterwards at the Fleur-de-Lys in Pucklechurch.
Family flowers only, donations if preferred to St. Peter Hospice c/o Roy Preddy Funeral Service, 2 Cosham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9EN.
Wally joined the Bristol Fire Brigade around 1957, and served at Speedwell, Bridewell and Brislington Station’s as an operational fireman and leading fireman. Around half way through his service he went into Fire Prevention and worked at Bath and a small office in Keynsham retained station, rising to the rank of Station Officer after some long tours at Moreton-in-the-Marsh. He retired on ill health after a motorcycle accident just before the Black Monday financial crash in 1987.