College Station Resident Bequeaths Quarter of Estate to Parks and RecFeatured Stories, News Thursday, February 6th, 2014
When he died in October, longtime College Station resident Robert Earl “Bob” Meyer left behind a legacy of support for senior citizens and love for his city. A resident for over 50 years, he bequeathed 25 percent of his estate to the city Parks and Recreation Department, specifically senior programs.
Marci Rodgers, department Senior Services Coordinator, said the specific amount won’t be known until later this month, but that the city is honored by the gift. “Mr. Meyer had told me early on that he would like to do something for the city, but I never knew how much he was going to donate.”
Meyer was supported senior programs and loved to help with the city’s urban fishing event, Rodgers said. “We would fill the [Hallaran swimming pool] in February, and live trout would be stocked, mainly for the children to experience fishing. He would always help bait their hooks, untangle lines and help remove the fish when needed.”
Meyer had worked with other seniors to build support for the development of a dedicated senior center. Rodgers said the availability of the Southwood Community Center and the Lincoln Center is part of the reason a dedicated center has not been a higher priority.
Meyer spent 11 years on the Senior Advisory Committee and was chairman from 2004 to 2007.
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