Earnest Jan Meyer
February 26, 1951 – November 4, 2020
On Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, Earnest Jan Meyer, loving father of two children, passed away at home, at the age of 69. Born on February 26th, 1951 in Alameda, CA to Earnest and Joan Meyer. He went by his middle name Jan. He lived in Plant City, FL from childhood. Jan served in the Army, in Vietnam 1969-72 and was honorably discharged in 1975. He raised two step daughters, Treasa and Dawn. Jan had a passion for music and animals. We liked to call him a walking encyclopedia as he always had the most intelligent answers to any random information you needed to know. Many of his friends called him Ironman because of his work with metal and iron as a welder and fabricator. He was also an accomplished mechanic and learned this trade from his father. Most of all he was always there to lend a hand when you needed help. Jan took care of all the people around him. He will be dearly missed. Jan was preceded in death by his father, Earnest, and his mother, Joan, and his brothers, Ted and Nelson. He is survived by his brother Brian, his two step daughters Treasa Wooton, and Dawn Durning, his two grandchildren, Justin Koreen and Dakota Wooton, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 20th, 2020 at Florida National Cemetery at 11 o'clock a.m. located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made in his name to Missing in America Project.
- Missing in America Project
Friday, November 20, 2020
Earnest Jan Meyer
November 20, 2020
This was one of the greatest memories I will ever have! At Gator Land! The week that I was able to spend with Uncle Jan and Carole-Jean was incredible. We laughed, we shared memories, we ate good food, and best of all, we just were together. Uncle Jan truly loved his family and his brothers, especially. Although I did not get to be a part of his everyday life, he has always been my favorite Uncle. Even from my earliest memories, he was always kind-hearted, loving, and fair. He will be monumentally missed, and I am forever grateful for the time I was allowed to share with him. He just felt like home.