Aug. 10, 1933
Feb. 16, 2013
Jack L. Myers, 79, of Elida passed away Saturday at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
He was born at home in Rimer to Edwin “Ted” and Naomi E. (Sherry) Myers, who preceded him in death.
On June 6, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary E. (Wreede), who survives in Elida.
Survivors also include one son, Tim Myers of Columbus; three daughters, Laura (Steve) Miller of Celina, Nancy Myers (Jeff Sink) of Findlay and Sherry (Greg) Jacobs of Elida; one sister, Ruth Wassink of Elida; one brother, Terry (Janet) Myers of Elida; six grandchildren; Angela (Kiel) Dennison, Alicia (Ben) Kehres, Nick (Karen) Jacobs, Andrea Wicker, Aaron Jacobs and Heather Jacobs; two step grandchildren, Scot (Kylie) Miller and Mat (Mandy) Miller; and six great-grandchildren; Peyton Jacobs, Mathew Miller Jr., Brandon Kehres, Samantha Kehres, Logan Miller and Lexys Miller.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Jacobs; a sister, Mary Lawrence; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Lawrence and Joe Wassink Sr.
Mr. Myers served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1954 and was a Korean War Veteran. He worked for the Ford Motor Company for 33 years and was the building chairman of the parsonage and the church, superintendent of the church and taught Sunday School for many years. He was affiliated with many sports-oriented clubs and for several years, was the Elida Athletic Booster president.He established and coached teams in the Midget Football League in Elida, coached baseball and softball for 33 years and assisted with running the chains during football games for many years. He volunteered his time at the Lima Senior Citizen’s Center during bingo and also offered his free time at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Immanuel Methodist Church in Elida, the VFW Post 9648 William N Witteborg, Sr. Memorial Post in Columbus Grove, the American Legion and the Lions Club in Elida and graduated from Vaughnsville High School in 1951.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Elida. Military Grave Rites will be given by the Delphos Veterans Council. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Elida.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.