San Antonio Express-News Copy Editor Dies at 87

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. 

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