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MEYER, Wally 1918-2009

MEYER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:07

Alan Wallace "Wally" Meyer, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at Beaches Hospital Saturday morning, October 31, 2009 surrounded by his family.

Born in Wellsburg, Iowa on December 27, 1918, to Albert and Anna Meyer, Wally lived a long life spanning many generations and world events. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1940, he was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served after Pearl Harbor in the Southwest Pacific. Returning to Iowa after the war he was a successful building contractor before being recalled to service during the Korean War. Wally spent over 20 years in the U. S. Air Force in multiple assignments here and abroad. During the Cold War he served first at Eglin AFB and then at Cape Canaveral as Chief of Quality Control for the research and development programs of several intercontinental ballistic missiles including the Bomarc B and Minuteman, for which he twice received the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Following his retirement in 1966, he worked with General Electric in support of Spacecraft Operations and for Boeing in support of the Director of Launch Operations for the Apollo/SaturnV program. Returning to his avocation for building, he spent 10 years with the Brevard County School Board as director of building and construction. The years following his final retirement were spent in Neptune Beach close to both daughters and their families lending a hand whenever and where ever needed including service on the Session of Community Presbyterian Church where he and his wife were members. He leaves examples of his expert cabinet work throughout the beaches area all the while also leaving his gentle and sweet imprint on the lives of the people he touched.

Wally is survived by his "girls", Billie his wife of 66 years; and daughters Suzanne Judas (Rob) and Betsy Eipper (Bill); grandchildren Shannon (John) Kinsley, Harry (Tina) Schnabel, William (Lindsey) Eipper IV, Carly (David) Bone, Kimberly Day, and Brian Judas; as well as great grandchildren, Tyler Kinsley, Amelia and Olivia Eipper, Amber Day and Alex Bone. All felt the tremendous, unconditional love he gave to them every day of his life and the enormous pride he took in their accomplishments.

A Memorial Service in celebration of his life with full military honors will be held at Community Presbyterian Church in Atlantic Beach, Florida at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 with a reception immediately following the service at the church.

--Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)


 

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