Chuck Meredith, a drummer and certified hilarious personality, died unexpectedly last night. Details were not immediately available.
Meredith had played with The Royal Kings, its later iteration The Kings and many other acts, including most recently the Elmer Coles Funktette. Roanoke native and “Star Search” champion Durell Coleman posted this about Meredith on his Facebook page.
“Chuck Meredith was not only a great drummer-he was also a stand up/straight up kinda guy. When I wanted to be a full time entertainer, Chuck gave me my 1st break by giving me a job with “Sweet Charity” which eventually became “Sea Witch” To spend time with Chuck GUARANTEED side splitting laughter!!”
His friends, fans and colleagues are celebrating him at the Facebook page “Roanoke bands of the 60′s & 70′s.”