NEWTON, Mass. -- John I. Meyer, formerly of Benton and St.Louis, Mo., died March 1, 2012.
A former vice president of the international architectural and engineering firm of Sverdrup and Parcel, Inc., his design projects included major sports arenas and many government and NASA related structures as well as some of the larger initial Saudi Arabian ministry buildings. He was a decorated airman, having served in World War II and the Korean War, and wrote "The Wartime Odyssey of a Radar Office," an autobiography of his early military career.
He married Bertha Bless, formerly of Benton, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Pamela Meyer Love of Dallas, Texas, and Linda Meyer Hamill of Farmington, Mo., and one son, John I. Meyer Jr., of Newton; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton with the Rev. Michael Casteel officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be follow in the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery.
A celebration of his life will be held at The Auburn Place Hotel in Cape Girardeau following the burial.
The Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements.