LTC (Ret.) Tom Jordan Meyer

  • Born: June 14, 1965
  • Died: January 20, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Tom Jordan Meyer, age 54, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. Tom was born on June 14, 1965 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the youngest son of Donald and Anna May (Rudi) Meyer. Although he grew up in rural Wisconsin, Tom always said he got to Texas as fast as he could, graduating from high school in Gainesville, Texas. He returned to Wisconsin with his parents and enlisted in the United States Army, completing Basic Training and finishing first in his class in AIT. He then served in the US Army Reserves and worked alongside his father in a shoe factory.

Tom soon found himself missing Texas, which led him to enroll at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He met his wife, Susan (Duckworth) at HSU, and they married in 1987. He formed many lifelong friendships at HSU. Tom completed ROTC studies, was commissioned as an Army Second Lieutenant in May 1985, and graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1988. He and Susan, with their three children – Thomas, Julia, and James – were stationed across the world as Tom served, first as an Air Defense Artillery Officer and later as a Military Intelligence Officer. He received a Bronze Star for his service in Desert Storm and a Legion of Merit upon retirement from active duty in 2010, in addition to many other medals and awards. Tom also earned an MA in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University.

Tom was fascinated by the wonder of nature. He loved to grow trees from acorns or seeds, and many friends in San Antonio have trees that Tom started. He planted trees at each of the family's homes and enjoyed driving past them after moving on to check on their progress. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed upland game hunting, but when it wasn't hunting season, he could be found manicuring the landscape at home. Tom was an active member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in San Antonio, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He had served on the Hardin-Simmons University Alumni Association Board and proudly manned HSU's table at college fairs.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Anna May Meyer, and brother, David Wayne Meyer. He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Thomas; daughter, Julia; son, James; and grandson, Clark Perkins. He is also survived by his father, Don Meyer; brother, Bill (Barbara) Meyer; brother, Todd (Sheryl) Meyer; sister, Nancy Meyer; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Porter Loring North.

12:30 PM

Pastor Ely Prieto will officiate. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Meyer, James Meyer, Jesse Meyer, Adam Meyer, Aaron Meyer, and Luke Fekete. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hardin-Simmons University.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Susan, Pete and I will miss Tom. We sure enjoyed the times we met up at Hardin-Simmons reunions and last year when we met for lunch in San Antonio. Susan, I am glad you kept us informed of your travels with Tom through our correspondence and phone conversations. As I told you; we were always too shy to ask about Tom's accomplishments and awards; but we are very proud of him and blessed to know him. May you and your family feel God's perfect comfort, peace, and presence.

Posted by Michelle & Peter Barten - CYPRESS, TX - Friend   February 19, 2020

So terribly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Robert Sandoval - San antonio, TX - Friend   February 16, 2020

My deepest condolences. I served with Tom in Korea and am so very sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Karen Gibson - Falls Church, VA - Served in the Military together   February 06, 2020

My deepest condolences for your great loss. I'll be praying for Tom and for you, his family and friends.

Posted by Patti Elizondo - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   February 05, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Susan, Thomas, Julia, and James. We know Tom is in heaven and God must have had something special in mind for him when he brought him home so soon. Perhaps planting trees and maintaining the lawns and gardens of heaven for when the rest of us see him again. May your memories of him provide some comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Randy & Cheryl Meyer - Auburndale, WI - Family   February 05, 2020

I will miss hearing Tom's stories and his opinions on politics. I hope you all can find some comfort in the coming days and you have the strength to carry on and share your memories with those of you he loved and would have loved in the future.

Posted by Sherri Hunt - Universal City, TX - Family Friend   February 05, 2020

Proud to have served with this great Soldier.
COL (Ret.) Cheryl A Harris

Posted by Cheryl Harris - Woodbridge, VA - Served in the Military together   February 04, 2020

Tom, you were a very close friend that I loved like a brother. Our connection was stronger than blood. There is a painful, empty space in my heart and soul since you passed away that will never be filled until we meet again. I will cherish your memory with every breath that I have and ensure that you are never forgotten. Farewell my friend, may God continue to bless your soul.

Posted by Larry Haynes - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 04, 2020

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