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Updated: 02/03/2014 03:50:53PM

David R. Meyer

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David R. “Dave” Meyer, 75, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

He was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, to Richard and Anna Meyer.

Dave served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959 aboard the U.S.S. Esteem MSO 438 and the U.S.S. Embattle MSO 434. On both ships he served as a sounding device operator. Upon being honorably discharged, he went on to build a career in the oil industry as a water quality specialist. This career took him to the fields of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In 1997, Dave started working for Walmart in the photo department, first in Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch, Colo., and then transferring to Englewood, Fla.

David greeted everyone with a smile and always had a joke to tell. His kindness and great sense of humor made him well liked by all.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Meyer; daughters, Julie and Melissa; grandchildren, Ayden, Alex and Laura; and siblings, Tim (Barb) Meyer and Lorraine (Dana) Stuckey.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Doan Chapel at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223 or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. For online condolences, please visit

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