Charles Peter Meyer Sr.
June 17, 1939 – August 7, 2018
Charles P. Meyer Sr., 79, a resident of Ben Wheeler, TX, formerly of East Islip, NY, passed away peacefully in Tyler, TX, on Tuesday August 7, 2018.
Charles was born the son of Frederick Louis and Grace Margaret Gaa Meyer in Brooklyn, NY, where he grew up. His family moved to Bayshore, NY, where he met and married the love of his life, Anne Bernadette O’Kane, and were married for 51 years prior to his passing.
Born June 17, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York where he attended public schools and later moved to Long Island, NY, where he began his involvement in Firefighting at Riverhead and Bayshore. After their marriage, Charles and Anne moved to East Islip, NY, where he worked at East Islip Fire Department, rising to the rank of Captain, Engine 1 Company. Charles and Anne made their home in Ben Wheeler, Texas, where they raised their family. Charles worked for many years in construction, as a crane operator throughout East Texas and a OSHA Certified Safety Coordinator. He also continued his service as a Firefighter, with assisting to organize, coupled with being the first Chief at the South Van Zandt Volunteer Fire Department. He continued his service at the Ben Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a Captain and Training Officer. Charles served for over 48 years with Fire Departments in both New York and Texas communities.
Charles’s hobbies and interests were vast, but many knew his passions: Charles loved the Lord and was heavily involved at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Athens, Texas, where he began his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus. There he assisted to raise charitable offerings for many areas of Church needs, but his primary convictions were, by far, those areas dedicated to Pro Life ministries and establishment of Sean’s Squires (in memory of his son), a program to develop young men for future roles within the Church. Charles had many leadership roles within the Knights of Columbus, including that of Faithful Navigator, 4th Degree Grand Knight and District Deputy. He also was vastly proud of his Grandchildren and attended many of their activities. He would always display numerous photographs of Grandchildren without persuasion. Charles also served as an officer on the Martins Mill School Board, as well as co-founding the Neighborhood Crime Watch, who have since become lifelong friends. He also served as a Bat Boy with the Brooklyn Dodgers, enjoyed fishing and camping with friends and family, and had a love for motorcycles and corvettes.
Charles was proceeded in death by his parents, Frederick Meyer and Grace Meyer Ormond, his brother Harold Meyer, half-brother Bruce Ormond and his loving son, Sean J. Meyer, who is laid to rest in Canton, TX.
Charles was survived by his beautiful wife Anne and their loving children, Graceanne M. Dimon and husband Richard L. Dimon of Tyler, TX, Charles P. Meyer Jr. of Flint, TX, and Christopher M. Meyer and his wife Callie E. Meyer of Ben Wheeler, TX. He is also survived by his pride and joy of five Grandchildren, Diana L. Dimon, Amanda L. Dimon, Madeline G. Meyer, Harper E. Meyer and Brody A. Meyer. He also is survived by his brother Daniel Meyer and his wife Beverly of Plymouth, NY and many nieces and nephews across the country.
Charles was a devoted Husband, Brother, loving Father and Grandfather, treasured Uncle, and dear friend to many. He instilled the value of love and respect for family and never knew a stranger.
A Rosary to honor Charles will begin on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:30pm with a Visitation to follow from 6pm to 8pm at Eubank Funeral Home at 27532 State Highway 64, Canton, TX 75103. A Celebration of Life Service to honor Charles will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2pm also at Eubank Funeral Home. Charles had requested that his remains be cremated.
In honor of Charles’ love of children and his dedication to firefighting, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations made in his honor to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
- ROSARY Friday, August 10, 2018
- Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, August 11, 2018
Charles Peter Meyer Sr.
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September 3, 2018
Dear Meyer family, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Charlie. He was such a kind, gentle, and sweet man. He was a dear friend to our family over the years while living in Tyler. My late husband Mike truly loved him. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I have moved to Cottonwood, Az and just heard of your loss.
August 9, 2018
For the family of Charles Meyer Sr. My Sincere Sympathy
and prayers on the death of my Brother Knight of Columbus, Charlie.
Cherish the good memories of a really fine gentleman.
May he rest in peace. +Amen.
August 9, 2018
Ms. Ann and Chris, Mr C will always be remembered fondly not only by me but my grand daughter Jazmin. She thought the world of Mr. C., she enjoyed seeing him anywhere she ran into him. Prayers lifted up for you and yours, he will be missed.
August 9, 2018
Dear Ann, Graceanne, Charlie, and Chris,
You were some of the very first people that we met in the parish. I appreciated so much that Charlie was at Will's funeral and an honor guard. I'm so sorry that I will be out of town and won't be able to attend the funeral. I will be on retreat at Montserrat and I will be saying rosaries for Charlie and praying for him at Adoration. Ann, I will also keep you in prayer as this is such a hard loss for you.
Your sister in Christ,
Bob & Wanda Cincar
August 8, 2018
Our hearts and prayers are with you, with many fond memories. Ann we pray our lord will hold you and bless you with peace and courage. Love,hugs& prayers