LIBERTY HILL, Texas (KXAN) - Richard Meyers found joy in feeding the hungry and made it part of his life's mission.
"He knew his mission. He knew his purpose. He knew the reason why he was here," said Shayne O'Brien, pastor of Meyers' RockPointe Church in Leander.
When RockPointe opened its food pantry two months ago, O'Brien says it was right up Meyers' alley.
"He would be out on the patio behind a grill flipping burgers, laughing with people, making sure that everybody got something to eat, not just the food they would take away, but actually a meal while they were here," said O'Brien.
But Tuesday afternoon, Meyers was stabbed to death at his Liberty Hill home, according to Williamson County law enforcement authorities. The suspect is 20-year-old Zachary Price who lived in the home Meyers shared with Price's mother. She was also the mother of Meyers' two youngest sons.
Authorities continue the search for Price, who they believe argued with Meyers over the death of a cat. They refused to elaborate on a motive.
"Nobody deserves this at all but especially somebody that was such a servant of other people," said O'Brien. "Wrong place, wrong time and yet I think Richard and I would completely agree that when your day comes up, it's your day no matter where you are. So, right place, right time."
Meyers also volunteered with the Pointe of Hope Ministry and spent nearly every Saturday morning feeding the homeless in Downtown Austin.
"It was that serious to him. He just treated people with dignity. It didn't matter where you were or who you were or what you had done or hadn't done; he just treated you with dignity," said O'Brien.
Above all, O'Brien said Meyers was a devoted father who worked hard to support his sons through his window cleaning business.
"He loved those boys. They were his life and that's a hard loss," O'Brien said.
One of Meyers' sons is in middle school, the other in high school. An older son lives in San Antonio. According to authorities, Meyers' younger sons and their mother were at the Liberty Hill home when he was killed. Funeral arrangements are still pending.
Price was last seen driving away from the home in a white 2000 Pontiac Bonneville with Texas license plate DN4-W868.
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