Randall Meyer, my Dad. 1923 - 2012

Last week I mentioned that my dad had passed away.  I had not really meant to make a big deal about it on my blog, but I wanted to give my support for the oral history idea.  However, a lot of you expressed support and condolences, for which I am thankful, and were curious about my dad from some of the small references I dropped.  I didn't answer any of the friendly requests I got for information, mainly because dad was so private about his life and accomplishments that it seemed odd for me to do anything but the same.  But his obituary appeared this weekend in the Houston paper so I thought I would share that for those who are interested.


  1. WG:

    Wow! What a guy. What a life.

  2. mostly Cajun:

    Class of 1923... Same vintage as my dad. Sympathy to you and the family.


  3. BGThree:

    What an incredible life. My condolences for your loss.

  4. Doug Wolf:

    I read the obituary... and he seems like one extraordinary human being. I see where you get it from, Warren.

  5. Bruce Anderson:

    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.- St. Augustine. That obituary shows that your dad lived a life worth remembering. I'm sorry for your loss.


  6. tjic:

    Impressive guy.

    I'll remember his example the next time I'm tempted to pat myself on the back over some minor accomplishment.

  7. artemis:

    Condolensces from a long time reader who lost his own parents and knows the feeling

  8. HenryBowman419:

    My father died in February 2011 at age 89...he was a truly good fellow, who by example taught me the virtues of honesty and hard work. I'm sorry that your father left when he did: as long as one's faculties are not severely diminished, life can always bring nuggets of wisdom.

  9. AzVicki:

    Condolences from a long-time reader. I especially liked the last paragraph of the obituary - it's a lovely tribute.

  10. JW:

    I'm very sorry about your father, Warren. But, that's an epic legacy to leave behind.

  11. John Marvin:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was very proud to work for your Dad in my first job out of college. Yes, he was about 40 layers above me in the organization, but I still felt like I worked for him! What a pleasant surprise that I became friends with his son a few years later! Congratulations and profound respect to your Dad for a life very well lived.