Joseph (Joe) William Myers died on Aug. 12, 2021, at his home in Neosho Rapids.
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Faulkner, (Cherokee County) to William W. and Ina (Boyes) Myers. In 1968, he married Dorothy Mahan, who survives. Joe grew up in the Galena area and attended Brush Creek, Hickory Grove and Empire schools in the area.
He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII in North Africa and Italy, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. Joe was a life member of the Newton VFW Post 971.
He retired from Wonder Bread Bakery in Wichita in 1984 where he was a diesel mechanic and transport driver. Joe was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church of Sedgwick.
Joe leaves one son, George Myers of Nob Hill, Ark.; nephew, Bobby Myers of Baxter Springs, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry and Luis Myers; granddaughter, Trena Jo Myers; daughter-in-law, Joan Myers; son, Carl J. Myers of Missouri; and stepson, Michael Rice.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Plymouth Congregational Church of Sedgwick, 402 N. Commercial Ave, Sedgwick, Kan. A graveside service will follow at Hartford Cemetery, 2200 Road 90, Hartford.
Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made and sent to Plymouth Congregational Church, P.O. Box 138, Sedgwick, Kan., 67135.