NORMAN — James Meyer was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Norman, to Roy Joseph and Laura Ann (Brockhaus) Meyer. He departed this life Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home in northeast Norman at the age of 87.
James attended school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 16, 1945. While in the Army he was on the USS Comfort Ship as a medical aidman. His ship traveled to Japan and back during WW II caring for the wounded. Upon return to the U.S.A., he was promoted to corporal and received an Honorable Discharge on Dec. 5, 1946.
On June 19, 1949, he and Clara Holzbeierlein were united in marriage in Oklahoma City. They made their home in Norman. James was employed with Norman Locker as a meat cutter. Later James worked with Clara’s father on the cattle ranch in northeast Norman. In 1957, he and Clara built and opened the Custom Meat Processing Plant on North Porter. They operated the business for 33 years before their retirement. James then returned to the cattle ranch where he resided until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Those who survive him include his wife, Clara of the home; one daughter, Judy Dunigan; one son, Dan Meyer (Lori); three grandsons; one sister-in-law, Mary Meyer; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Norman IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at McMahans Funeral Home.
Arranged and directed by McMahans Funeral Home in Noble.
Norman Transcript, Saturday, May 17, 2014
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