John Meyer II

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XENIA — John H. Meyer II, age 69, of Xenia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. Born February 13, 1945, John's father, Clifford J. Meyer died when John was 10. He is also preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Margaret Hyatt Meyer Fasse and step-father, C. Howard Fasse. John is survived by high school sweetheart and loving wife, Marilyn (Kelly) Meyer, whom he married August 20, 1966; his daughter and son-in-law: Heather K. and Daniel Beem of Xenia and son: John H. Meyer III of Orlando, FL; brothers: Larry and Chuck Fasse; and grandchildren: Kristin and Nathan Beem and James Meyer; as well as other relatives and friends. John, a native of the Cincinnati area, attended Deer Park Schools (K-9) and graduated from Sycamore High School (10-12). John received his BA from the University of Cincinnati; his M.E. from Ohio University and continued his post graduate studies at Ohio State University. John served in various capacities in Student Affairs at the UC, OU, OSU, and as Dean of Students at the University of Tampa. Changing careers, he established himself as a an insurance and financial planner with CLU and ChFC designations. John, a lifetime Rotarian with perfect attendance, served in various capacities as well as president. John was a deacon and elder at Christ Community Church in Tampa, FL and New Community Church in St. Louis, MO. While in Tampa, FL, John served as a personal representative for Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ. He appreciated music leading congregational singing and singing bass in men's gospel quartets. John enjoyed sports both as a spectator and participant. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a baseball scholarship, was drafted his senior year by the Cleveland Indians as a catcher, and played professional ball. He played in the Roy Hobbs Over 40 Baseball organization in both Tampa and Orlando. John was inducted into the Sycamore High School Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, OH in 1998. A lifetime baseball coach, he coached T-ball to college (Assistant Coach at Cedarville University). Most importantly, John was a devoted husband and father as well as friend. He cherished his family and the friends he made throughout his lifetime. A servant-leader, he was widely respected for the godly man he was and the exemplary life he lived. He will be missed but not forgotten by those whose lives he touched and influenced. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Dayton Ave. Baptist Church, 1121 Dayton Ave., Xenia. John's family will receive friends Saturday, May 17th from 1:15 PM until the time of service at the church. See for more information.

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McColaugh Funeral Home
826 North Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
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Published in Xenia Daily Gazette from May 5 to May 6, 2014
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