George Meyers "Bob" Bobby

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In Loving Memory Of

Bobby "Bob" George Meyers

Born

September 4, 1928

McAlester, Oklahoma

Passed Away

December 25, 2012

Puyallup, Washington

Inurnment

Twin Lakes Bridgeport, California

Pallbearers

Sammy Maiorca, Vince Ingram, Steve Maiorca

Rob Ingram, Kasey Maiorea

Readings

By Family

Hebrews 11: 1

Music

"Tapps"

"Old Rugged Cross"

Grandpa

Christmas morning 2012 saw the passing of our beloved

father, grandfather and great-grandfather,

Bobby "Bob" George Meyers. He was bom in McAlester,

Oklahoma on September 4, 1928. At age 14,

he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California,

where he would meet his wife, the dearly departed

Alice V. Meyers. He served in World War II on the

aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La, in the Central Pacific to

participate in Operation "Crossroads" the atomic bomb

tests conducted at Bikini Atoll. After the war,

he worked 3 jobs,Metlox Ceramics as a potter, Arden

Farms as a milkman and Pep Boys. After moving to Santa

Barbara in 1962 he entered the sheet metal industry., he

served as the president of his local union #273 for many

years. He loved fishing, the outdoors and regularly took

time to enjoy them. It was the tittle things in life: a cup of

coffee and people watching at the coffee shop, tinkering

around in the garage or planting EIephant garlic in

the front yard. Bob was a person who disarmed you with his

charm and endeared you to him with his positive

character. He was a guide to his grandsons teaching

respect, honor, and responsibility. He was a man, in the

best sense of that word. He was strong, stern,

unwavering, and he did the right thing when it needed to

be done. Our greatest memories of him will always be the

welcoming to him with the words "What one thing do

you know for sure?" and our response,

"Grandpa loves me". His life beliefs were constant,

love of family and of God, defined him.

He was a devoted family man and is survived by

2 daughters, 4 grandsons and 8 great-grandchildren.

We loved him dearly and will greatly miss him.

We are thankful that his pain has ended and thit the

Lord has called him home at last.

Authored by his Grandsons


Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7, 2013
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