Allan E. Meadors, Leader in Arkansas Insurance Industry, Dies at 89


Allan E. Meadors, Leader in Arkansas Insurance Industry, Dies at 89
Allan E. Meadors, the co-founder of Little Rock insurance agency Meadors, Adams & Lee. (Meadors family)

Allan Edwards Meadors, a leader in the Arkansas insurance industry, died Tuesday at the age of 89.

Meadors co-founded the Little Rock insurance agency now known as Meadors, Adams & Lee in 1964 and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame in 2015. He also served for many years on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas, along with various charitable and religious groups, his family said in a news release.

Meadors, who was born in Conway, attended the University of Central Arkansas, where his grandfather was the first dean of the school. He graduated with a bachelor's in business administration.

Meadors served in the Korean War and returned to Arkansas in 1955, where he began his career in insurance. 

He was a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Board and served as vice president of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board. He also served as president and chairman of the board for United Way, the board of YMCA and Florence Crittenton Home and the board of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Meadors was an active member of the Little Rock Country Club and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Breitzke Meadors. He is survived by his children Dr. Frederick Meadors, Elizabeth Chase Stover and Andrew Meadors, as well as four grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.