David Meadows Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – David Meadows, who took over as publisher of The Courier in 2008 and later became group publisher of Paxton Media Group properties including the Van Buren County Democrat, died on May 11 at his home in Jefferson City, Missouri.
According to thecabin.net, Meadows, 58, moved to Russellville from Dodge City, Kansas, where he was publisher of The Dodge City Daily Globe. He left in December 2019 to join Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. (CMNI), which is owned by WEHCO Media, a Little Rock-based family-owned business.
“Mr. Meadows was an exceptional leader who cared profoundly for the News Tribune, Fulton Sun, California Democrat, and all other businesses involved with the Central Missouri Newspapers Company,” said Mark Lane, president of the WEHCO Newspaper Division, on Thursday.
Meadows, a Virginia native, started his newspaper career in 1984 with Gannett/USA Today and stayed with the company for ten years before joining the Morris Publishing Group in 1994 at the Savannah Morning News.
“I was stunned and grieved to learn of David’s death,” said David Mosesso, former Courier publisher and retiring president of Paxton Media Group’s Arkansas-Mississippi-Louisiana region. “This is such a horrible event, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
“It’s been a while since I’ve seen David, but I’ll never forget his positive attitude and practical approach to his work. He was one of those decent people who seems to be in short supply these days. When David worked for me, he did an excellent job, and I could always count on him to show up and deliver,” Mosesso stated.
“I have so many fond memories of him over the years, but I will remember him most for his sense of humor and kindness to others.” My sincere condolences go out to his entire family.” Meadows was one of the best leaders she had the pleasure of working with, according to Judy Manning, the Courier’s current advertising director.
“But more than that,” she continued, “he was a truly beautiful person.” “He had a way of really listening to everyone and making you feel like he cared.” I admired his sense of humour and the care with which he approached his work every day. He was a one-of-a-kind individual who will be sorely missed.”
“David hired me as the production manager at The Courier in the spring of 2013,” David Weaver remarked. “I had a substantial background in print manufacturing and pre-press administration, but no expertise with newspapers.” He stated, “that I can teach you,” and he did so.