by: Alia Malik | San Antonio Express-News
John Means, who finished a long journalism career as a copy editor at the San Antonio Express-News, died Saturday at his home in Schertz after a heart attack, said his daughter, Lesley Pryor of Arlington. He was 87.
Means was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, and got his first newspaper job at age 17 as a reporter for the Nashville Banner. He worked there for a year before joining the U.S. Navyduring World War II, returning to the Banner to become its outdoors columnist.