Eugene Kent Meyer, 85, of South Zanesville, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2010, at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care-Morrison House. Eugene was born February 18, 1924, in South Zanesville, the son of the late Wilbur and Clarice Frazier Meyer. He was a printer for the Zanesville Signal, Times Recorder and the Newark Advocate, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Printers Union #ITU, a member of the Rhema House of Worship, an Army Staff Sgt. in WWII and sang and played saxophone for over fifty years in many bands, nursing homes and the Senior Center. Eugene was a longtime member of the VFW George Selsam Post #1058.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda Stanley Meyer, whom he married April 17, 1946, of the home; one daughter, Deborah (Mark) Foster of Zanesville; two sisters, Lucille Jones of Heath, Ohio and Patsy Kaminski of IL.; one brother, Wilber (Barbara) Meyer of Tulsa, OK.; three grandchildren, Kent, Ginger, and Melissa Foster; and seven great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Rhema House of Worship, 5167 Harlan Rd, Roseville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the church with Pastor Wes Kidwell officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park with VFW George Selsam Post 1058 holding full military rites at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Rhema House of Worship, 5167 Harlan Rd., Roseville, Ohio, 43777.
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