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Essie (McHughes) & Joseph Raymond "Ray" Meyer

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
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Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
© Jim Woodruff
Obit for Joseph posted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger
Mar 5, 1923 - Apr 23, 2013


Joseph Ray Meyer was born March 5, 1923. He was the oldest of 7 children born in Norman Oklahoma to Joe Meyer and Helen (Tullius) Meyer. Ray went to be with the lord on Monday April, 23rd, 2013.

Ray attended Corn School through the 8th grade. Where he helped on the family farm, till he established Meyer Pump Service in 1943 where he worked along side his brothers Bill and Carol Meyer till his retirement. On January 13th, 1945 he married Essie McHughes of Norman. They were married for 50 years until her death in November 1995.  They had 5 children together.

Ray was a member of the Moose Lodge, Golden Agers, Norman Nite Campers and was an avid fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed a rich and wonderful life. He loved to travel and he loved the great outdoors. His engaging stories and great laugh will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Ray was blessed with a life well lived and well loved, and we all will miss him greatly.

Ray also GREATLY treasured his life long friendship with his in laws the McHughes.  As they were ALL so very dear to his heart.

Ray is preceded in death by his wife Essie, a son Jerry Wayne Meyer, and great grandson Tristan Wyatt Meyer, his parents, and sisters Donna Marie Lambert and Mary Lou Pomering, and one brother Bill Meyer.

Ray is survived by son Lynn Meyer and his wife Patsy, son Bruce Meyer and wife Twilia, and wife of Jerry Meyer, Kathy. Daughters Donna Meyer and Denise Meyer all of Norman, OK. And grandchildren, Joe Meyer, Brandon Meyer, Brian Meyer, Casey Peterson, Monica Schat, Blaine Meyer, Keith Meyer, Valerie Garrison of Texas and Jennifer Leen of San Francisco ; two sisters Evelyn Pomering of Texas, Delores Loeffelholz of Norman and one brother Carol Meyer of Norman. And many nieces and nephews.

Bearers will be Joe Meyer, Brandon Meyer, Brian Meyer, Blaine Meyer, Keith Meyer and Kenneth Meyer.

Wake will be held Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel, 3401 Havenbrook St., Norman OK.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. Friday April 26th, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church,  211 N. Porter Ave., Norman, OK.

Burial will conclude in the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Norman, OK
Arrangements for Ray and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com

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