2011-05-31 / Obituaries

J. Edward Myers, 90

Mr. J. Edward Myers, age 90, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Avon Healthcare.

Born November 13, 1920, in Huntington County, Indiana, the son of Irvin R. & Almeda (Ziegler) Myers. A graduate of South Whitley High School “class of 1938 “and Manchester College “class of 1942”. He married Hazel L. (Allen) Myers in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 14, 1945, and she preceded him in death on March 29, 2003.

Edward had retired as a Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force, having served in WWII. He had worked as an Industrial Engineer with the I.B.M Corporation in Greencastle for 19 years, retiring in June of 1984.

A member of the Plainfield Christian Church; a former member of the First Baptist Church, Greencastle; he had served on the Executive Boards of the Putnam County Council on Aging, Putnam County Food Pantry, & Retired Senior Volunteer Programs.

Survivors include his son, David E. (Carol) Myers, of N. August, South Carolina; a daughter, Anne L. Myers of Avon; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Dave) Thomson, of Australia and Charles (Melissa) Myers, of Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother, Frederick Myers, of South Whitley, Indiana.; great grandson, Thomas Edward Myers; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, with Rev. Nathan Brooks officiating. Burial was at 4:00 p.m. in the South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, IN. with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Senior Center 9 W. Franklin Greencastle, IN. 46135.

Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurt.com

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