James “Jim” Meier
Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016
James “Jim” Meier went to be with the Lord early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, N.R. Scherer and Lillian Scherer (Meme); his father-in-law, William Harlow; and his sister-in-law, Julie Meier. He is survived by the love of his life, Jody Meier; his kids, Chris (Sara), Stephanie, and David (Abbie); his grandchildren, Hannah and Emilie Meier; his father and mother, Bob and Norma Meier; his brother, Michael Meier; his sisters, Diana Prohs (Louis), Kellie Rushing (Charles), and Shellie Meier; his mother-in-law, Carol Harlow; sisters-in-law, Jean Adams (Mike), Debbie Cromartie (Fred); brother-in-law, Ed Harlow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim Meier was born in 1958 in Albuquerque, New Mexico but spent most of his childhood in Texas. He grew up in a loving home and shared many special memories with his parents and siblings. Jim joined the Navy when he was 18 and served our country for 27 years. His dedication to the Navy was always apparent and he retired as Command Master Chief of the U.S.S. Eisenhower.
Anyone that knew Jim knew his love for the Lord. No matter what came his way, his love for God never wavered. He spent his life serving the church and serving God in whatever capacity that he could. He was a dedicated Sunday school teacher, youth leader, church worker, speaker, and committee worker. He let God’s light shine through him and everywhere he went, people could see Jesus in him.
Jim spent the last 17 months dedicating his life to living for God and spending as much time with his wonderful wife, kids and grandkids. Although he is not with us here on Earth anymore, we know that he is looking down on us from Heaven and will continue to walk through this life with us, watching over us.
A special thank you to Dr. Kannarkat and his team with Peninsula Cancer Institute and Mary, Rick, and Omeka with Riverside Hospice. Also, a special thank you to some very dear friends who were always by Jim’s side; Stan Stallings, Joe Olson, and the many wonderful friends at the Garage who continued to touch his life each and every day.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, May 27, at Weymouth Funeral Home by Pastor Jim Jones of Mill Swamp Baptist Church, Ivor. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryan Mawr Ave., Ste. 550, Chicago, IL 60631, or online at www.abta.org. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.