September 7, 1994 – April 23, 2011
Aaron J. Meyer, 16 of Orrick, Mo., died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in a hunting accident northwest of Orrick. Aaron was born on September 7, 1994 in Kansas City, Mo., to L Aaron Meyer and Pamela (Dilks) Meyer. Aaron moved to Orrick in 2005 and was a sophomore at Orrick High School. Aaron played football as a defensive end for the Bearcats. He was a member of the Orrick High School Marching Band playing the trombone and drums, a member of the Orrick High School Golf Team and a member of the high school drama and science clubs.
Aaron attended Awanna at the First Baptist Church in Orrick. He loved anything outdoors which included hunting, fishing, and boating. He also enjoyed working. He had an outstanding ability to make people happy. He loved to smile and to hug. A very selfless and fun loving individual that touched many lives in a positive way during his short journey in life.
Survivors include his parents, L Aaron and Pam Meyer of the home in Orrick; his older brother, Levi Meyer, 19, of Orrick, Mo., and his twin brother, Adam Meyer, 16, of the home; and his paternal grandmother, Patricia Norcross of Orrick, Mo.
Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, “FRamily” and friends in the community of Orrick.
Aaron was preceded in death by his grandma, Cookie Reddell, and his great grandma, Kathryn Flieschman.
The family will receive friends at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Richmond, Mo., with Mr. Bryan Thompson officiating and Matt Gooch assisting. Music by Troy Jennings and Cole Roberts. Burial will follow in Riffe Cemetery north of Orrick.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Presbury, Derrick Dennis, Tony Burnett, Steven Higginbotham, Mathew McCaulley, and James McCaulley.
Special Honorary Pallbearers will be Levi Meyer and Adam Meyer
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian McGinnis, Austin Meyer, Dalton Barnes, Marcus McClellan, Hunter Guthrie and Zach Nichols.
Memorials are suggested to the Aaron Meyer Memorial fund in care of The Bank of Orrick.
Aaron, Pam, Levi,and Adam,
I pray that God will place his loving arms around you and bring you comfort. I also want to thank you for having the confidence in me to officiate the service for you and your family. Peanuter was an exceptional young man and I am very honored to deliver Gods message at the service as we pay our respects and remember him. May God bless and I love you all!
Thinking of you and your family at this time of great sorrow. May you feel God’s presence around you and in your hearts. All of us here at the lab are here for you if you need anything.
Aaron, Pam, Levi, and Adam
I love you all with all my heart. To witness the way you’ve touched all the lives in your community makes me proud to say I’m your brother, your uncle, your friend. There is little comfort in this, but know that you do not make this journey alone. We will walk every step, cry every tear, and share every hug along the way.
Aaron and family,
We just want you to know how sorry we are for your loss.We will be praying for you all. Just know that we are here for you guys if you need us. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in order for us and conferred on us!” Romans8:18
We love you guys very much!
Love, Aunt Jo, Scotty, Christel, Allen, and Shannon
Pam, Aaron, Levi, & Adam,
I was so saddened when I received the news on Saturday night. I want you to know that all of you are in my prayers. May you each find peace knowing that he is watching over each one of you. If you need anything please let me know.
My prayers are with your family.
Aaron and family,
Although we have known each other for a very short time I wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear of your recent loss. My prayers are with you and your family through this sad time in your life.
Aaron and Family,
I met you just a short time ago when bringing in a FedEx truck for an estimate. I was shocked when I read the Obit in the paper yesterday morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you mourn this tragic loss of your son Aaron. Although I had never met your son, I’m sure he was a great kid, knowing what a good father he had to emulate. My sympathies are with you at this time.