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Charles "Jack" Meyers
April 2, 1937 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Charles Jack Meyers (Jack), 86, of Dallas, TX, passed away on August 23, 2023, at his home in Dallas after a battle with Alzheimer’s.
The memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on November 8th, 2023, in the chapel of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Dr. John Fiedler of Highland Park UMC will be officiating.
Jack was born in Fort Worth, TX on April 2, 1937, to Charles Jefferson Meyers and Alice Isabel Johnson Meyers. He graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth, TX, where he played baseball and then went on to attend the University of Texas in Austin where he continued to play baseball. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, TX where he made many lifelong friends. Jack continued his education in Atlanta, GA, at Candler School of Theology at Emory University obtaining a Masters of Divinity. One of his fondest memories while in Atlanta was attending the March on Washington and hearing the famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King, Jr, on August 28, 1963.
Jack was married to Ouidga Moore on June 27, 1968; they were married 55 years. The marriage was blessed with three children: Christy, Kathleen and Andrew. They were later blessed with two grandsons, Haden Meyers and Raiden Ford. Ouidga became his faithful caregiver when dementia robbed Jack of the ability to function on his own.
Jack's Christian faith was the cornerstone of his life and the core of who he was. He was an active member and had fond memories of growing up in Riverside Methodist Church in Fort Worth, TX. His love for the Lord and people led him to become a United Methodist Church minister for 37 years. He retired in 2000 after pastoring churches across the Central and North TX Conferences with most of his ministry being in the Wichita Falls, TX area. He had a heart for others, especially the youth in the church. It was always important to him that there be a youth group and he also loved going to church camp as a leader.
Jack had a wonderful sense of humor and was quite the prankster in his younger years. He loved watching Seinfeld, playing bridge, and WWII history. He loved sharing his interest in WWII history with his grandsons playing with tanks and toy soldiers. He was thrilled to take Raiden to an air show and discovering there was a “Raiden Jack” WWII plane. Jack loved sports, especially football. He was a huge fan of the University of TX, the Dallas Cowboys but his favorite sport was whatever his grandson Haden was playing. Jack loved going to AZ to watch Haden’s sporting events.
Jack’s favorite place was the Padre Island National Seashore. He had some of his best memories of going to North Padre with his family as a child and later shared his love for Padre Island with his wife, children and grandsons. He loved family vacations camping on the island. The serenity and peace he felt there brought him closer to the Lord.
Jack is survived by his spouse Ouidga; children Christy Meyers Ford, Kathleen Meyers and Andrew Meyers; grandsons Haden Meyers (son of Kathleen Meyers) and Raiden Ford (son of Christy Ford); sister Patty Meyers Royal; brother-in-law Stan Royal; nephews Charles, Scott and Stuart Royal and their families; cousin Phil Meyers, SR and many friends.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents C.J. and Isabel Meyers.
In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Texas Wesleyan University. The family of Charles Jack Meyers wish to thank the staff at CC Young-Vista Rehabilitation unit for their loving care and Scott Bernard at Gateway Funeral & Cremations for his thoughtfulness and special care taken during this time.