Allan Meadors, a long-time pillar of the Arkansas insurance industry, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, at age 89.
In 1964, he co-founded the venerable Little Rock agency now known as Meadors, Adams & Lee. In 2015, Meadors was an inductee in the inaugural class of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame, launched to honor those “who exemplify innovation, social responsibility, leadership and professional excellence.”
Meadors was called “The Rock of Gibraltar of Insurance in Arkansas,” and operated by a simple business philosophy: “Have a passion for what you do. Decisions must be in the best interest of the customer. And above all, be honest in all your dealings.”
His longtime board service included those of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas, Commercial National Bank, First Commercial Bank and many Little Rock charitable and religious organizations.
Meadors is survived by his three children, daughter Chase Meadors Stover of West Virginia and sons Dr. Fred Meadors, a Little Rock heart surgeon, and Andrew Meadors, CEO of the Arkansas and Tennessee markets for Sunstar Insurance Group. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanna, who passed in 2012.
A visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A private burial for family members and close friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at Roselawn Cemetery.