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“I remember meeting Paul and his wife Jane via their daughter Leslie when I was about 9 years old at First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman. I spent a...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Kay Dabrio - Cayman Islands, NC

“In the early 70s, went to Waco, TX to learn about MOPAC. Taught the course for a year and this experience set the stage for the rest of my life. No...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed Gagle - Scottsdale, AZ

“His conversation with me around the Dinner Table when I visited with Grant Sexton has always guided me. ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Odell - Brisbane. Australia

4 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Vick - Oakville

“He screwed me on a deal and got me fired. Rest in hell. ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike Hunt

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth Hernandez Villescaz - TX

“Paul helped transform my life for the better all the way in Kenya East Africa so I can help transform many more lives graciously; Rejoice in the Lord...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: J.K. Mwangi

“I became a student of Paul J. Meyer's teachings at age 20 - that was 33 years ago. His Success Motivation Institute set my life on a course of...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Patti Reeves Morton - Dallas, TX

“Kept me going in all the tough times ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: David Ward - Melbourne

“I was a distributor for Paul in 1970 and have a picture of him and myself and have always admired him and he was very instrumental in my successes...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Dale Volkert - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“I mean disciple as someone who follows the discipline that Paul embodied. I was first introduced to his disciplines of defining your goals coupled...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Robertson - Concord Township, OH

“Dear Larry Meyer & Family, Today I was writing a paper on Who I am! I did a net search for the ideas that have formed the answer to that question. ...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve Sandman - Marengo, IL

“Paul's Personal Success Plan has kept me motivated through my life. Yesterday (30th October 2010) just a year after he left us, I recall his words...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter

“Although I am only beginning my journey to realize success and personal development, I owe the late Paul J. Meyer my most heartfelt prayer. I did not...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Delphine H. Lewis - Detroit, MI

“Several days ago I unearthed a CD that I had gotten from Success magazine; I had never listened to it. I was so inspired by that 2008 interview that...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Sam Puccinelli - Oak Park, IL

“I am really heart broken that Mr. Meyer passed on. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I worked with Mr. Meyer from 1984 - 1994 and was...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra - Zapata, TX

“I'm so sad to hear this! I didn't even know Mr. Meyer went to be with the Lord. I was hoping one day to meet him as he is one of my heros. I guess...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Arcadi - Tampa,, FL

“Paul J. Meyer gave me the gift of success. Thank you. ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: LaSalle LaSalle - Beverly Hills, CA

“Mr. Meyer, you were and still are a real influence in my life; every day I hear your voice and read your words. I was in Iraq and did not know you...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrew Mueller - Fort Riley, KS

“Hi, I met Paul at an Investment seminar. We were both on the front row. He gave me some advice on selling. Then STARTLED me when he got up to...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenn Osborn - baltimore, MD

“I had the great privilege of working for SMI as the Director of the Latin American Division. I was the author of "Exitodinamia" a self motivation...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: J. Clemente Vivanco - North Miami, FL

“My expression of Gratitude will never come close to the way Mr. Paul J. Meyer has touched my life. His words will always be a blessing in the lives...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia Vanover - Victorville, CA

“I will greatly miss Paul J. Meyer he taught us a great principle in the power of giving. ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique Rodgersm - friend

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paul J. Meyer. He was a great man that truly loved God and knew the true power in giving to others. I...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique Rodgers - Fayetteville,, NC

“We all are but guests in this world and a life well lived by Mr. Paul J. Meyer is a legacy that his family will remember and the people he was able...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Rizielina Castro - Glendale, CA

“"The greatest warrior on earth is the one who conquers himself." (Quote from an unknown Samurai) Thank you so much, Paul J. Meyer, for...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Marilou Ritter - Los Angeles, CA

“My mother and I were saddened to hear of your of your family's loss. My mother and Paul were in grade school together and exchanged Christmas cards...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Byron Keesling - Orem, UT

“Paul has been an inspiration to me for thirty years, He will be missed. But we all know where he is and that he is doing just fine. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Benny Morris - Miami, FL

“How sad to read about Mr. Meyer's passing in my UMHB News! A friend and I used to sell SMI materials and had the good fortune to attend a sales...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Thomson - Kankakee, IL

“I underwent an SMI Course and today I was looking at his website for some personal goal setting on a course I am conducting, only to learn of Paul J...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Sylvia B Mwansa - Lusaka

“My condolences to the family of one of the most extraordinary men I've ever known of. I thank the Lord for his impact on my life. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Derrick Donahue - Canon City, CO

“Thank you Lord for Paul J. Meyer...A Life Well Lived. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: R.L. (Bobby) Scott - SOUTH EUCLID, OH

“To the Family of Paul J. Meyer: Hopefully, the honor, wisdom and insights shared by Mr. Meyer, which inspired so many others, will slowly begin to...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Roger/Adriana McGinnis - CA

“My sympathy and condolences go out to the family Paul inspired me a lot with all of his powerful messages ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda - San Pablo, CA

“Jane, We just learned the sad news about Paul. We had such a nice visit with you all in Cayman last March and Paul seemed in good health. Please...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Jere' Sturges - IN

“I just began to study your teachings. I apppriciate all you have done for myself and the world. In GODS hands you are in now. Deep Prayers to the...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori Crosby - NY, NY

“I met with him around 10 years ago, I am very suprise that he was a very humble and modest person, even he has many achievements in his life but I...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: NUAH P TARIGAN JAKARTA Indonesia

“We are seeing the changing of America where great men are not being replaced in the next generation. Mr. Meyer was one of the greatest and is a...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed Mitchell - Wildomar, CA

“Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Darrell Davis - high point, NC

“Im very sad to hear of Pauls passing and my thoughts are with his family. I was pleased to call Paul and alot of his family my friends. My love to...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Hare

“My heart aches, I am lost for words. My thanks to a special and extraordinary gentleman, I was not fortunate enough to know of Mr Meyer till age 50,...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Jablonski - Las Vegas, NV

“Thanks for the knowledge that was shared by you(Paul) to inspire us to go to the next level. Your words were always encouraging. To the family,...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Earl E Clifton - Rochester, NY

“Just getting started in my Prepaid Legal Business. Thank God for people like Paul J. Meyer who blazed a wonderful trail for me to follow all the way...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Marna Wade - Southfield, MI

“Thank you for you dedication and leadership. I will endeaver to continue the work you so loved. ”
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Jorge Self - El Cajon, CA

“He will be missed greatly by thousands of people like myself who have been honored to hear him speak and blessed by his presence, philosophies, and...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: M Bixby - Beaverton, OR

“We will forever cherish everything we learned from Mr. Meyer and pass them along to our children. He really taught us the true meaning of leaving a...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Winetta and Michael Williams - MI

“My deepest sympathy to the Meyer family. Paul will live on in the lives of all who experienced him and internalized his words, beliefs and works. He...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Dean Hampton - Kansas City, MO

“The world needs more Paul J. Meyer's. He will be missed but he can smile from Heaven knowing he left a legacy here on Earth. Thank You Paul for...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Christopher Krysak - Yucca Valley, TX

“I do wish to send my deepest condolences. I know this is coming late but I have always admired men of such integrity and courage and fortitude as Mr....Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Alexander - Torrance, CA

“Paul J. Meyer taught me to have hairy audacious goals and to make time for my family. I will continue to learn from him through his writings and...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Owen Graham - Tampa, FL

“We will all miss you, but we will remember your example of how to live an exemplary life. Thank You, Sir. ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: William Hubbard - Brodnax, VA

“It is sad to see such an inspiration leave us, but his memory will live on in the hearts and attitudes of many. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Willam and Sheena Dykstra - TX

“Mr. Meyer has been a great source of inspiration for me through his books and videos he will be greatly missed. ”
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin A Boyd - TX

“What a tremendously positive impact Paul had on my life! He was a Godly man here due to the indwelling Almighty God. Now, Paul is with Jesus-...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe Maddox - Denham Springs, LA

“Thank you to the family of Paul J Meyer. We appreciate you sharing your father, grandfather and brother with the world. My life has been enhanced...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Gladys M Monroe - Richmond, VA

“You couldn't know Paul J Meyer without being uniquely touched and moved in many areas of your life. Deepest sympathies to all of his family and...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Denny and Nancy Patterson - FL

“Deepest sympathy to Paul's wife and extended family. I thank God for Paul's vision, enthusiasm, motivation, and teachings. He has made an indelible...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron Pitcher - Melbourne

“Mr. Paul Meyer helped me tremendously. I strive to live up to his example. His good works will live on forever through the lives he has touched. ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat Adeff - Calimesa, CA

“Although I did not have an opportunity to meet Mr. Meyer personally, I have been foremost inspired and impacted by the fact that in the midst of all...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: William C. Hicks Jr. - CA

“May The Lord surround you with His Love and Peace. I wish I could have known Paul. God Bless You, Heidi Jester ”
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Heidi Jester - Woodland, WA

“You could not hear Mr. Meyer speak with out knowing that his heart belonged to Jesus. His out spoken witnessing, even in business settings, always...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat Walters - Seminole, FL

“I wish we could of met for my hope is God will always be fist, family second,friendships third. And to use money to help those in need.I do not want...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick & Cindy Pickrell - WA

“God bless The Meyer family. May you all find comfort in precious memories. With deepest sympathy, The Moore Family. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Aisha D. Moore - New York, NY

“Although I only met Mr. Meyer through a borrowed copy of his recording, "The Greatest Opportunity in the World," I rejoice in the privilege of having...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane Caldera - Cypress, CA

“You will not be forgotten... ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Jacquie & Peter Carstensen

“I am truly sorry for your loss. Although I only met Mr. Meyer through his writings, he has inspired me to be and do better. Sincerely, ”
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Marcus Garrett - Los Angeles, CA

“My deepest sympathy to the family. My grateful thanks to Mr. Myer for all his contributions to inspire and uplift those fortunate enough to become...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Lilian Hansen - Hemet, CA

“My condolence to the family of Mr Meyer. Thank you for all your words of wisdom, Mr Meyer is making a different in my life thur his book. ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Omar Cadenas - Los Angeles, CA

“I am sure you are all blessed with the abundance Paul blessed everyone with. My first exposure to Paul was as an insurance agent in the late 1970's...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike Priganc - Pittsburgh, PA

“I first heard of Mr.Meyer at the 2003 Las Vegas Convention,the training he did on stage change me and his memory will always be on DVD. The Greatest...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Jin Tay - Las Vegas, NV

“I remember hearing Mr. Meyer on a SUCCESS CD about a year or so ago and was incredibly enlightened by his powerful words of wisdom. He was most...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Ben Meyers - Houma, LA

“Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Paul J. Meyer. ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry & Donnie Brentham - Belton, TX

“My prayers go out to Meyer family. ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Hector Matha - Oakland, CA

“Paul J. meyers books are inspiering to me and helped me alot ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Arthur Yniguez - Los Angeles, CA

“Our sincere condolences to family and friends. May the memories be in your hearts forever. ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle & Andre Adamski - Irvine, CA

“God, only made one of him ,But he left a little of himself in all of us .So he will live on through us. WE will miss him .So sorry for your lost,I...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: brendablack - tunnel hill, GA

“I am deeply moved by the passing of my mentor, Mr. Paul J. Meyer. May God bless his family and the lives of those who will deeply miss him. He has...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Marilyn Denney - Grand Terrace, CA

“Dear Jane Meyer and family, My email password is pjmeyer, and with your permission, I want to conserve it. In this period of big sadness, I...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Noufou GNAMPA - Ouagadougou, TX

“May GOD bless your family immensely and intensely here on earth as you are celebrating new life with Jesus! ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: VICTORIA RIGGS - Anaheim, CA

“Mr. Meyer touched my life through his writing and through others whom he mentored. He is now singing with the Angels in glory! ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Fillinger - Poway, CA

“Our deepest sympathy to Jane and the entire Paul Meyer family. He was among the most giving and caring people I've ever known. I will treasure his...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Anne and Don Shula - FL

“I have fond memories of working for Paul J. Meyer at SMI and he supported my wife and I on a mission to Quito, Ecuador. Larry Keim ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Larry Keim - Cottonwood, AZ

“Our deepest symphathy and condolences to the family of Mr. Paul J. Meyer. ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed Plata - Menifee, CA

“I offer my sincere condolences to the man who has inspired many of those who have inspired me to make a difference in this world. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave De Arcos - Long Beach, CA

“Thank you so much for you wisdom. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Rene & Sallianne Acosta - CA

“Paul J. Meyer was a Tremendous influence in my Life. I purchased his Program from Waco, Texas "The Dynamics of Personal Motivation and became a...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: David E. Button - Burlington, WA

“Thank God for an incredible example of a righteous man , full of integrity , kindness and generosity !! Heaven is rejoicing and may God our Father...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Eileen Winkley - Round Rock, TX

“Mr Meyer has left behind a legacy which can never be measured, but can be seen in the hearts and minds of so many whos lives he touched with his...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Eric Eshelman - Anaheim, CA

“The impact Paul has had and will have on my life cannot be measured. His books are on my shelf, and there are many more that will be there soon. As a...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy L. Norris - Ridge Manor, FL

“He will greatly be missed by all the PPL family. I will keep your family in my prayers ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Francene E. Johnson - Greensboro, NC

“What a wonderful legacy Paul left for each of us! Beautifully gifted man of God with life changing expressions from his heart. I am grateful to...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Becky Schrader - Rockwall, TX

“Look to the Hills which cometh your help all of your help comes from the Lord! ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Rhonda Monigan - Shiloh, IL

“Mr. Meyer, It is sad to see you go, but your life has truly exemplified what it means to live life to its fullest. Thank you for living such an...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan Kobayashi - Los Angeles, CA

“God Bless Mr.Meyer and his family ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Thomas Capron, Esq - NJ

“Though I never met PauI I felt like I knew him personaly.He seemed like a kind and generous man and was fully commited to God.I frequently drive...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Greg - Santa Cruz, CA

“I never got a Chance to shake the hand of Mr. Meyer and wish i would have. Many of his short PPL books has help me not only in PPL but in Life. You...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Vincent L. Wade - Los Angeles, CA

“I am sorry for your loss. I have just started as an associate for pre-paid legal my self and everyone that I have met are great people. I never got...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Ann Staton - Marion, IA

“When I read about Mr. Meyers passing it was like I lost a friend. I have enjoyed all the material that Mr Meyer has given us. My only regret is...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: David Bentley - Kalona, IA

“Paul J. Meyer was an inspiration beyond words. His sayings and quotes are indelibly etched onto my mind. I live close to where he tells the story...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Colleen - Capitola, CA

“We wish the Meyer family our sincere condolences, and look to follow upon his path of leadership in the community. ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Merk & Family - CA

PAUL J. MEYER May 21, 1928 - October 26, 2009 Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. Paul J. Meyer adopted these words of the great theologian John Wesley for his own and lived them fully.

Paul, 81, longtime Waco civic leader, international businessman, philanthropist, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to legions of people worldwide, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 26, 2009, at home surrounded in love by his family.

Paul’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service held at the Paul J. Meyer Arena, in the Baylor University Ferrell Center on Friday, October 30, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Hinson and the Rev. Mike Toby officiating. Immediately following the service there will be visitation with the family at the Stone Room in the Ferrell Center.

Paul was born May 21, 1928, in San Mateo, California. He was the son of the late August Carl and Isabelle Rutherford Meyer. His father was a first generation immigrant from Germany and master craftsman who instilled in Paul a standard of excellence in everything he did. Paul’s mother, of Scottish descent, was trained as a teacher and a nurse who nurtured his desire to learn, to teach others, and to practice the principles of good health. Paul took great pride in passing these time-honored values to his children and grandchildren.

Paul is survived by his wife, Jane Gurley Meyer, and five children and their spouses, including the Honorable Jim Meyer and Carolyn of Waco; Larry Meyer and Lynn of Austin; Billy Meyer and Deborah of Waco; Janna Slechta and Randy of Waco; Leslie Rhea and Kevin of Waco; and brother Carl Meyer and Joyce of Port Isabel. Paul’s 15 grandchildren were a significant part of his life – Mike Meyer and wife Nadine of Dallas; Brady Meyer of Dallas; Jessica Meyer of Austin; Jennifer Meyer of Chicago; Joshua Meyer of Austin; Adam Meyer and wife Claire of Ft. Worth; Christie Johnson and husband Barry of Waco; Morgan, Brooke, and Kelsey Slechta of Waco; Jordan, Jaden, and Ryan Rhea of Waco; Cole Bucy and wife Skye of Washington, D.C.; and Jason Bucy of Los Angeles. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elizabeth Meyer, and granddaughter Allison Bucy.

Commitment and exuberance for success in his hobbies matched those Paul exhibited in his business life. He enjoyed flying his yellow Piper Cub airplane, snow skiing, cycling, scuba diving, tennis, and hiking. His varied interests and hobbies also included photography and antique cars, especially 1936 Ford Cabriolets.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Armor, Steve Bright, Del Chesser, Gene Franklin, Ferrell Hunter, Terry Irwin, Joe Baxter, and Chuck Williams.

Paul loved Scriptures; he lived by them daily, and he shared them frequently with family and friends. One of his favorites was Luke 6:38: Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your hands. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Paul’s paraphrase) Until the day of his departure from this life, Paul was witnessing for Jesus Christ. He did indeed give “a good measure” of “gifts” to his family, his friends, and to more than 30 important charities, including Mission Waco, Friends for Life, Lead Like Jesus Ministry, Compassion Ministries, Haggai Institute, and the First Baptist Church of Woodway.

In addition to tangible gifts, Paul leaves behind many wonderful memories with family, friends, and business associates.

Memorials may be made to any of the ministries named above or any Waco charity of your choice.

Jane and the family wish to express their deep appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, and caregivers. These angels on earth helped Paul as he fought his battle with cancer.