Meyer, Harold Paul

Harold Paul Meyer

July 24, 1929 - November 11, 2020

Harold Paul Meyer passed away November 11, 2020 at the age of 91 in McKinney, Texas. He was born July 24, 1929 to Henry Bernard Meyer and Matilda Cecelia (Krebs) Meyer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Harold proudly served as a communication expert in the United States Air Force from July 30, 1946 to May 9, 1949. He married Shirley Lou Kenning on June 24, 1950 in Newport, Kentucky. Early in his career he worked for North American Aviation on the Hound Dog cruise missile. Later Harold worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Boeing at NASA where he was involved with the space shuttle program. He was most proud of having had a part in several payloads aboard the shuttles.

Harold was a man with excitement for life who loved his wife and family first and foremost including his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He loved any kind of adventure and dreamed often of always trying something new. He water skied and taught his children to ski; he bought a camper and took his family camping. Harold loved to hike and explore the wilderness and study the stars. He always wanted to sky dive though never got the opportunity. At one time Harold owned a farm and even tried his hand at raising cattle. One of his fondest adventures was putting up a home on Canyon Lake and making it available to his kids and grandkids.  Many special family hours were spent there with him, which made him so proud and gave his family many memories. He loved to cook different and exotic foods, he loved to study the paranormal and was always looking for Bigfoot. He collected coins, stamps, and every tool possible as he loved woodworking.  Above all, Harold loved to fish. 

He is survived by his children, Michael Anthony Meyer of Houston, Texas, Sandra Lee Stubbs of McKinney, Texas, and Paula Mary Trout and husband, Richard of Sugarland, Texas; nine grandchildren, Joe, Melonie, Jeremy, Harold, Erick, Allison, Patrick, Katie and John; 9 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley Lou Meyer and son, James Henry Meyer.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday November 21, 2020 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Avenue, Allen, Texas 75002.

The family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Harold’s name.

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Sandy, What wonderful words of a life well lived! A blessing to have a father all those years, does not take away the sadness of the loss. My sympathy and thoughts are with you. Your family connection to Ohio makes me feel we are connect too! Take Care, Bess Bessie Harper, November 21, 2020 Harold was just a lot of fun. I first remember him as one of the many “big” kids that came to our house when I was little. The thing I remember most was how skinny, yes skinny!, and that he worked at continental bakery and brought us boxes of hostess treats. He quickly became a favorite. The other thing I cherish is as we interacted over the years is watching him and Shirley together. He so clearly loved his wife. He was indeed a happy man, with a wife he loved and a family that filled his heart. I’ll miss you, Harold. Carol and Ed schrand Carol Schrand, November 18, 2020 RIP Uncle Harold. You will be missed. I love you. God bless Sharon Burgraph , November 18, 2020 A great person. Always loved visiting with Harold and his beautiful wife. He was so proud to show me all the woodworking tools in his shop. He was so proud of the homestead on Canyon lake and I had the opportunity to spend a few days up there with him. I never did get to go fishing with him, but Barb and I went to Bull Sholes in Arkansas where the Myers almost bought the marina up there and fished that lake lots of times. Barb hated that place as it was so hot, we left there and came back to Texas and finished the rest of our vacation on Sam Rayburn. Rest in peace my good friend Harold.
Kenneth Breiner, November 16, 2020 This sweet man will be so missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all his family. Karen Lockridge, November 16, 2020 LOVE the fishing pic <3 Now he's fishing whenever he wants and with your Mom <3 Peggy Aitken, November 16, 2020 May peace be yours and warm greetings again with your mom. Prayers ascending for your family, Sandra Burke, November 16, 2020 Will miss you Uncle Harold. Will never forget you. Deborah Gibbons, November 16, 2020