Charles D. Meyer, 80, of Bowling Green, passed away July 11, 2006, at 6 p.m, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Bowling Green the son of Walter H. Meyer and Flossie Short Meyer. He graduated from Bowling Green High School. He has been a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ since childhood. On Aug. 11, 1945, he married Lora Beverly Thompson; she survives. He has been a life-long grain and livestock farmer on their family farm. He was one of the founding members of the Bowling Green Feed and Grain. He has been a weather reporter for the National Weather Service for over 35 years recording rainfall, snowfall and other statistics important to the NWS. Many years ago he began raising miniature ponies for his grandchildren, and now has a herd of ponies for his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Bowling Green; a daughter, Diana Rains, and her husband, Donald L. Rains, of Brazil; two grandchildren, Terry L. Rains and his girlfriend, Candy Cullison, of Bowling Green, and Donetta Moore and husband, Gary, of Center Point; three great-grandchildren, Whitney Sue Moore, Brandi Renee Moore and Daniel Lee Rains; one sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Bill Woolf of Bowling Green; nephew Jack Woolf and wife, Jackie; two nieces, LaFonda Woolf and Michelle Polis; great nieces and nephews, Kelcy Cook, Kevin Cook and LaKyla Cook; and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Mindy Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 5-8 p.m., and again Saturday prior to services.
Pallbearers will include Jack Woolf, Kelcy Cook, Kevin Cook, Terry Rains, Gary Moore, Danny Rains, Bill Woolf and Donald Rains.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. Post a heart of condolence at http://www.frenchfuneralhome.com.