GORDON A. MEYER(1948 - 2014)

1948 - 2014 Gordon went to reunite with his parents, Arles and Juanita Meyer, on January 31, 2014. He was born in Gaylord, Minn., in June 1948 into a family which would eventually include his sister, Marjorie Jenkins of Bethel, Conn., Barbara Maxwell of Kansas City, Kan., Judith Meyer and husband Jim Sayre of Castro Valley, Calif., William Meyer and wife Rita of Navarre, Fla.; Virginia Meyer of Pleasanton, Calif.; and Amy Meyer of San Francisco, Calif. He was twice married to Jean Carlson-Smith of Shawnee and had one daughter, Carie Meyer-Geis of Shawnee, Kan. His only grandchild is Christopher Geis, also of Shawnee. Also surviving are his favorite golfing partner and nephew, Tim Maxwell and his wife Stacy of Independence, Mo., and numerous other nieces and nephews. Gordon attended public schools in Warrensburg, Mo., finishing his education with a Bachelors Degree in Geography from Central Missouri University. He served his country in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam where he was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and his Combat Infantry Badge. After his service he worked for several local metals companies before starting his own metals company. Eventually he worked at several levels of the entertainment industry in Las Vegas and St. Louis. He also owned and operated a home repair business in Florida before returning the Kansas City area to finish his working life at Physicians Reference Laboratories in Overland Park. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the VA Hospital and also those at Kansas City Hospice for their loving care during his illness. His ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the . Condolences may be shared at www.CremationCenterKC.com Cremation Center of Kansas City, 913-384-5566, CremationCenterKC.com

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Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 5, 2014