Leon Herbert Meyer

September 4, 1926August 15, 2013
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Mr. Leon H. Meyer, 87, formerly of Augusta, GA, died in St. Louis, MO of congestive heart failure on Thursday morning August 15, 2013.

Mr. Meyer worked at the Savannah River Plant from 1952-1984. Mr. Meyer was born and reared in Navasota, TX and graduated from the Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1948. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry.

Mr. Meyer was a former President of Congregation of Children of Israel. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He also was involved in many volunteer organizations around Augusta including Junior Achievement and Lynndale and he was a strong force in the Richmond County Democratic Party of 20 years. He was a strong advocate for the veterans having been a veteran of the Second World War in the Navy. He will be greatly missed.

Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Meyer. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Anita Meyer, son, David Meyer and his wife Victoria, granddaughters, Leah and Deanna

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 19, 2013 from 4-6pm at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez, GA. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11am at Westover Memorial Park with Rabbi Robert Klensin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Congregation Children of Israel, 3005 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2013
  • Graveside Services Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Bradley E. Owens

August 20, 2013

Sda day. Leon, thank you so much for all your support all these years. You were a mentor, friend and I never had a greater advocate in the political world here in Augusta. You were a gentleman with a kind and ever open heart. Rest in Peace Mr. Meyer you will be missed.

michael ridge

August 20, 2013

I was a new young supervisor with DuPont Security when I met Dr. Meyer for the first time. I was having a tough time adjusting to my new environment at SRP. Dr. Meyer was very kind and supportive. I observed him on other occasions dealing with important issues and he was always a class act. In my opinion--he was one of the best superintendents that SRP ever had--a brilliant man. Shalom! Dr. Meyer. Sh'ma Yisrael: Adonai Eloheineu. Adonai Ekhad.

August 19, 2013

To the Meyer family - I am sorry for your loss. Dr. Meyer was always a very kind man. I never heard him have a harsh word for anyone. He was also a very active volunteer for CCI. He will be greatly missed.
The Scharff family

Roy Anderson

August 19, 2013

A true gentleman. Worked with Lee at SRP. Admired him greatly.

Michael McManus

August 19, 2013

David,I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father

Elliott Sons Funeral Home

August 19, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Cy Banick, Wife & Family

August 18, 2013

One of many who greatly admired and respected this fine gentleman during about seventy years as fellow student and employee.