Robert Meyer Obituary

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Robert "Bob" Meyer

May 18, 1932 - October 11, 2013
Obituary

Robert (Bob) Earl Meyer, 81, of College Station, passed from this life on Friday October 11 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A memorial service is set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station with Rev. Troy Allen of First Baptist Church College Station officiating. Bob was born May 18, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Albert H. and Elsie L. (Rick) Meyer. He received B.S and M.S. degrees in Horticulture from Purdue with minors in Agronomy and Biochemisty. In 1956, Bob was drafted into the US...
Robert (Bob) Earl Meyer, 81, of College Station, passed from this life on Friday October 11 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A memorial service is set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station with Rev. Troy Allen of First Baptist Church College Station officiating.
Bob was born May 18, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Albert H. and Elsie L. (Rick) Meyer. He received B.S and M.S. degrees in Horticulture from Purdue with minors in Agronomy and Biochemisty. In 1956, Bob was drafted into the US Army where he spent his time as a Chaplain Assistant until he was honorably discharged in 1958. After serving in the Army, Bob made his way to Madison, Wisconsin where he earned his Ph.D in Agronomy in 1961.
Upon receiving his Ph.D., Bob was hired as a plant physiologist for the Agricultural Research Service Center of the US Department of Agriculture in College Station, TX. Not long after his arrival he met Wanda Barkley at the First Baptist Church of College Station where they both sang in the choir. They were married at All Faiths Chapel on the Texas A&M University campus on December 15, 1962 and for 46 years, they enjoyed traveling and the outdoors; spending much of their time hunting deer, ducks, geese, turkey and exotic big game as well as fishing.
Bob continued his work with the USDA until he retired in March of 1988, but retirement was short lived for Bob who's love of plants lead him to work for the Texas Transportation Institute from 1991 until 1995 as a research scientist.
As an active member of the community, Bob served on the Senior Advisory Committee for the parks and recreation department of the City of College Station, and participated in the senior network throughout Bryan/College Station. Also an active member of his church community, Bob enjoyed singing in the choir, participating in bible study and enjoying fellowship with all.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife Wanda, his parents, and his sister Dorothy. Survivors include his brother Richard Meyer, nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
He will be deeply missed and always remembered for his sense of humor and warming smile.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church College Station.

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Please accept my thoughts and prayers for the loss of Bob Meyer. I served on the Senior Advisory Council with Bob, and we thank him for the time and effort..." Jerry Markowich (College Station, TX)

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 2 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Bryan-College Station Eagle, The
May 18, 1932 – October 11, 2013 Robert "Bob" Earl Meyer, 81, of College Station passed from this life on Friday October 11, at St. Joseph...

Read obituary at Bryan-College Station Eagle, The.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.