Woodward, Okla. — 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. Arrangements are under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.
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. John’s 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 didn’t 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.