PASSES AT 88
David McCormick, Jo-Walker Meador, Bob Meador
, husband of music industry executive Jo Walker-Meador
died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at age 88.
Meador had two children, Rob and Karen, from a previous marriage.
He had been battling leukemia.
Bob and Jo were married 33 years ago.
As executive director of the Country Music Association (CMA)
from 1962 to 1991, Jo Walker-Meador was influential in
the growth of the country music industry during those years. One
year before she took the helm at the CMA, full-time country radio
stations numbered fewer than 100 nationwide. By 1995, there were
nearly 2,400 country radio stations. She is a member of the Country
Music Hall of Fame.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pearl Point (formerly
the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation).