Dr. Carlos B. Meyer, of Oxford, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the age of 91. Dr. Meyer held a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Emory University; a Master of Education from the University of Georgia; a Doctorate of Education in Health and Physical Education from Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his education receiving a specialty degree from the University of Georgia in Administration. Dr. Meyer shared his passion for teaching and instilled in his students a love of learning. During the span of his remarkable career as an educator, he taught at various institutions. Dr. Meyer taught at Newton High School for two years where he was the first head basketball coach in the new high school gymnasium, and an assistant football coach. After 20 years at Oxford College, Dr. Meyer was the assistant principal at Cousins Middle School and Southwest DeKalb High School. He retired as an educator from Stoneview Elementary School in Lithonia after serving as principal. Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Meyer served in many capacities as a supportive and vital member of his community. He was past president of the Covington Rotary Club and was a founding member and past president of the Oxford Lions Club. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he was a scout master and camp director and received the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service. As an active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church since 1951, Dr. Meyer taught Sunday School classes for many years, in addition to other positions held in the church. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 68 years, Mrs. C.B. (Bim) Meyer; as well as parents, Julian Lofton and Lillian Della (Adkins) Meyer.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Maridel Meyer Reynolds of Monticello; Cynthia Meyer Evans and husband, Vince, of Conyers; grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Missy Anderson, Jonathan Reynolds, Anna Kate Reynolds, Nick and Danielle Reynolds, Brandon and Leslie Evans, Ansley and Bobby Britton; great-grandchildren, Blaine Reynolds, Ashtyn Reynolds, Teagan Reynolds, Gavin Harrison, Tyler Cole Britton, Kimbrel Britton; sister, Nell Florene Meyer of Norcross.
A Memorial Service for Dr. Meyer was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat Street, in Oxford, with the Rev. Natalie Wilson Faulkner and the Rev. Josh Roberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, or Abbey Hospice 215 Azalea Ct, Social Circle, GA 30025.