Yura D. Meyer, 50, head of the budget systems and procedures branch of the Office of the Comptroller of the Navy, died of cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Mr. Meyer started work as a civilian with the Navy here in 1948, and helped develop programs for the resources and financial management systems for the Naval Material Command.

In March, Mr. Meyer received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award shortly after he accompanied the secretary of the Navy to Antarctica during a joint Navy-National Science Foundation mission.

Born in West Point, Neb., he served with the Army Air Forces in World War II. While working at the Navy Department, Mr. Meyer attended George Washington University, and received a degree in business administration in 1961.

He was a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and the American Society of Budget and Program Analysts. He also lectured at the Navy Logistics Systems School.

Mr. Meyer was a charter member and deacon of Virginia Hills Baptist Church in Alexandria.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and a son, Darrell, both of the home in Alexandria; his mother, Alma Meyer, of West Point, and two sisters, Velva Slusar and Urdeen Pellett, and six brothers, Ormand, Norbert, Ewald, Marlon, Ardo and Ival Meyer.