- BORN: February 12, 1922
- DIED: March 9, 2010
- LOCATION: North Little Rock, AR
He was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky to John and Martha Meadors. He was a proud United States Army veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theater of Operations and saw combat in the Northern French and Rhineland Campaigns as a cannoneer with the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was severely wounded in January 1945, near Haguenau, France when his M10 Tank Destroyer took a direct hit from a German Tiger Tank’s 88mm gun. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He attended Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech University) in Russellville where he graduated with a diploma in woodworking. After graduating from Tech, he built custom church furniture, first for Leird Church Furniture and then later for Central Manufacturing Co. In 1964 he started C.S. Meadors and Son Cabinet Shop. Cecil built a great reputation as a craftsman and forged a great number of friendships with his quick wit and easy manner.
We miss you often Poppy.