[Updated]: LifeNotes: Bob Meador, Husband of Jo Walker-Meador, Dies

Pictured (L-R): David McCormick, Jo Walker-Meador and Bob Meador at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. Photo: David McCormick

Pictured (L-R): David McCormick, Jo Walker-Meador and Bob Meador at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. Photo: David McCormick

[Updated, Feb. 5]: Services have been set for Bob Meador. A public visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4-6 p.m. at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, located at 660 Thompson Lane in Nashville. On Monday, Feb. 9, a public visitation will be held at 10 a.m., with a memorial service beginning at 12 noon at Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 2323 Old Hickory Blvd. in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pearl Point (formerly the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation).

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[Original post]: 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.

Funeral arrangements for Bob Meador are pending.

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