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Woodward County Obituary
North Persimmon Cemetery

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Submitted by: Ann Weber


10 Aug 1949 - 28 May 2014

Visitation: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday, May 30th, 2014 Billings Funeral Home

Funeral: 10:00 AM Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Sharon United Methodist Church

Interment: Saturday, May 31st, 2014 North Persimmon Cemetery

A celebration of life for John Teal Meyer, 64, of Sharon will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Sharon United Methodist Church. Interment will immediately follow at North Persimmon Cemetery in Sharon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014.

John was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meyer on August 10, 1949 in Oklahoma City, OK, and passed into eternal life on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Oklahoma City, OK. John was raised in Woodward, OK and attended Woodward Schools, graduating from Woodward High School in 1969. He was inducted into the United States Army in 1969 and served one tour in Vietnam from 1969 to July 1971.

He was united in marriage to Wilma Joan Dart on January 3, 1969 in Woodward, OK. They were together for 45 years. To this union their only child, Michael Douglas Meyer, was born. They made their home for 38 years in Sharon.

He was a long time member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years and also as a lay speaker. His love for Christ was evident in his daily deeds.

His military accommodations included the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, W/60 DVC Air Medal, Army Accommodation Medal, and one Overseas Bar. His rank was a Spec 4. John served as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for several oil companies, as well as the county of Woodward. John also volunteered for the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department. He retired from Western Medical in December 2013 after 8 years of service. He and Wilma were planning to move to Stillwater, OK to be closer to their family.

His hobbies included fishing, wood carving, gardening, and ministering and serving as a lay minister for Christ. Johnís greatest delights in life were his son, Mike, and two grandsons, Jackson and Kory. Being a grandpa was the highlight of his life. John never met a stranger he didnít know or like. He was happiest when he found the opportunity to share of his love for the Lord Jesus Christ and the difference Christ had made in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home, a son, Mike and his wife Carrie, of Stillwater; grandsons Jackson and Kory Meyer of Stillwater; a sister, Merlene Payne of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a sister, Pam Henley and husband Bob of Bethany; brother -in-law LD Strate and wife Lois of Stillwater, and sister-in-law, Mona Kenney of Amarillo. He is also survived by nephew Chase Henley, niece Amber Nelson and husband Stephen, nephew Shawn Strate and wife Afton, great nephews Colin and Sawyer Nelson and Griffin Strate, and great nieces Emma Henley and Kate Nelson as well as many friends and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meyer and Whitey and Dorothy McCaslin whom he loved as parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sharon United Methodist Church with Billings Funeral Home serving as custodian.

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