Bob Meyer (Bob)
October 5, 2020
Our sweet Dad Bob Meyer, age 89, died Oct. 5, 2020 just before noon.
His son Steve was with him.
We appreciate all the firemen and emergency personnel on the ambulance.
Our Dad went fishing in Heaven. He died with his boots on.
Steve took care of our Dad also took care of Mary Jo, who died at age 78 on Easter 2011 in St. Mary’s hospital in Enid.
Bob did volunteer work for the first United Methodist Church. He was on the official board when the new addition at 7th and Texas was built.
He was an assistant Boy Scout leader at First United Methodist Church Troop 251. His Eagle Scout son is Steve Meyer. Grandsons Ricky Bob Menefee, Rusty Wayne Menefee and Rocky Jo Menefee.
He assisted with 4-H and Horse Club.
In 1948 Bob and his best friend Duane Covalt measured and planted trees on Highway 270 east of “old” Woodward High School as trees were stripped after the April 9, 1947 tornado. This project was for horticulture in Future Farmers of WHS.
In the fall of 1967 Bob and Mary Jo (Cockerill) Meyer donated land for family fun and last Friday a park south of Willkie Road in Mooreland was named Bob Meyer Park. He also gifted the park a trunk full of sporting goods equipment. At the proclamation Bob said he first came to Mooreland to watch a football game and met Mary Jo Cockerill, who was working in the concession stand.
“I married her Thanksgiving Day 1950,” he said.
As a youth Bob helped his dad in Meyer Construction and after Boomer games each Friday night he would buy everyone ice cream where Polly Anna is now.
He built with Roy Raines the cookie cutter homes around Woodward that look alike near Crystal Beach Park.
Bob built a beauty shop in Freedom, a home in Belva and a mansion for Gerald Whitlaw Ranch east of Mooreland.
Bob opened Mooreland Farm and Home Supplies. He built a dream family home with Cathedral ceilings in 1971 and eventually sold it and moved into the Meyer Apartments.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charles and Jennie Chenoweth, parents Paul and Gladys Chenoweth Meyer, his wife of 60 years Mary Jo, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Scott Cockerill, brother Charles Meyer and infant son Robert Eugene Meyer II in 1960.
He is survived by son Steve Wayne Meyer and Paula Sue Bateman, Linda Jo Meyer, sister in law June Meyer, sisters Queta and Bill Smith, Kay and Enrique Sanchez, nieces and nephews, grandsons Ricky Bob and Barbara James Menefee, great-granddaughters McKenzie and Ryen Menefee of Blanchard; Rusty Wayne Menefee and Courtney White Menefee and twin sons Ross & Rowdy, Vici and Rocky Jo Menefee, Woodward and many family and friends too numerous to mention.
Several hundred have sent messages and stories of Bob Meyer.
Request no flowers at the Elmwood Cemetery. Love offerings will be accepted at Box 1986, Woodward.
“Our dad never met a man he did not like. The last thing I said to our Dad was ‘Good Job, Dad.'”
Services are tentatively scheduled Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 at the Elmwood Cemetery with Pastor Shannon Davis of the First United Methodist Church and Pastor John Paul of the Cowboy Church officiating and Brother Jerry singing. For more family pictures visit www.funeralok.com
Published on October 6, 2020