On December 12,
2015, Kenneth A. Meyers passed away peacefully at Bridgeview Center in
Ormond Beach, Florida after a short illness. He was 73.
He was born
February 8, 1942, in Gary, Indiana, to Matsy Clark Meyers and Frank Willard
Ken was preceded in
death by his mother and father and sister, Merilyn Meyers Newman (Ron).
He is survived by
his sister Brenda Meyers Hyde (Paul) living in Palm Coast, FL, and three
nephews: Ed Newman (Joanie) of Waukeshaw, WI; Jeffrey Newman of Santa
Clarita, CA and David Hyde (Alex) of Edwards, Colorado.
Ken was raised in
Chesterton, IN; attended school in Fort Wayne, IN; resided in Ft.
Lauderdale, FL, area before moving to Pequot Lakes, MN, and then Palm Coast,
Ken overcame many
challenges and made many friends during his life. His proudest
accomplishment was to be able to live independently by himself with a
minimum of support from his family or American Dream Advocates, Inc. He
worked for Dale Plumbing in Ft. Lauderdale for 17 years before moving on to
his favorite job at Granpa’s Bakery and Restaurant in Dania, FL. He enjoyed
the interaction with patrons and working with all of the waitresses at
Granpa’s. Ken never met a stranger, had a great work ethic and was liked by
all who knew him.
Ken was a
life-long, always-optimistic Chicago Cubs fan and an ardent Miami Dolphins
fan. A lover of dogs and cats, he always had time for every pet he met. He
faithfully reached out to all his friends and family with phone calls on a
regular basis to keep in touch. He will be missed by those who love him.
A memorial service
celebrating his life will be held at Clymer’s Funeral Home in Palm Coast on
December 29, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour before the service.
may be made to Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, FL