Wilbur "Red" Meyer
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Wilbur "Red" Meyer

beloved husband, father, and grandfather died on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born on January 20, 1924 to Bryan and Ethel Meyer, Wilbur grew up in Clay City, IN.  At the age of 18, Wilbur enlisted in the Navy and spent four years on the Submarine SS-339 Catfish.

After the war, Wilbur earned his teaching degree from Indiana State University.  He moved to Franklin township in 1959 and taught Industrial Arts,  Vocational Education, and coached at Franklin Central High School until 1986. Wilbur remained active in the Submarine Veteran's Association, serving as National President.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Anne Meyer, his sister, Lela Holder, his daughter Cindy Meyer Dubree (Kenny), and grandsons Wil and Charlie Dubree; and step-children Jane Fox, Hall Holtsclaw (Jamie), Sam Creech (Tommy), Amy Holtsclaw, 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lowell Meyer.

All services will be held at the Acton United Methodist Church. Visitations will be held Monday evening, February 15 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the celebration of Wilbur's life at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Wilbur would prefer donations be made to the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Scholarship (USSVI) or to Acton UMC.




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Published in The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 11, 2016.
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February 14, 2016
To the Meyer Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Wilbur's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Wilbur will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin, a member of our Greatest Generation, and a great Patriot.

MOMM1(SS) Wilbur 'Red' Meyer
US Navy WWII Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
February 14, 2016
Wilbur, Sail in Peace.
I enjoyed the Conventions, Meetings, Golfing, Friendship that we had over the past 50 years. Your Friend, "Sad eyes". Ken

Sympathy & Prayers to All Wilbur's Family. Ken & Linda
Ken Rash
February 14, 2016
Wilbur was a great neighbor and teacher. Always enjoyed listening to his stores. Britton Luther (8909 Maple Hill Dr.)
Britton Luther
February 12, 2016
Wilbur, your oldest daughter, Janice Meyer Brininger, her husband, Lester, five children , Beverly, Robert, Deneen, Susan, Betty, ten grand children, David, Travis, Ashley, Nicholas, Dustin , Joshua, Christopher, Kaylee, Allison, Taylor, nine great grandchildren, Aidan, Tegan, Dillion, Weston, Liam, Brennan, Leah, Reese, Hadley are sorrowful that you've passed from from this earthly world. But we are at peace that you are with our Heavenly Father. Your daughter, and her family are appreciative of all the Christian compassion we've recieved from your family and friends.
Beverly Anderson
February 12, 2016
so sorry to hear about
wilbur's passing
Meredith Luther
February 12, 2016
Anne, I am sorry to learn about Wilbur's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for God's peace to comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sandy Harlan
February 11, 2016
You were a great teacher and a friend. Tim Henslee FC Class of 1978 . RIP Wise One.
tim Henslee
February 11, 2016
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Wilbur's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Wilbur's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. - 2 Thess 3:16.

Wilbur Red Meyer MOMM1(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
Bill Dixon
February 11, 2016
Our thoughts are with you and yours. F.C Class of 75
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