James L. Myers

Born: Fri., May 17, 1946
Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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James L. Myers, 72, Kokomo, passed away at 11:45 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born May 17, 1946 in Kokomo.  He was the son of the late William L. & Alice O. (Salmons) Myers.  On June 4, 1967, in Kokomo, he married Janet M. Hendrix, and she survives.

James graduated from Kokomo High School in 1964, from Ball State University in 1968 and received his Master of Science degree from Ball State in 1971.  He retired in 2007, after 31 ½ years, from Taylor High School where he taught Industrial Arts and drafting and also started the first high school robotics program in Indiana.  Prior to teaching, James worked for Continental Steel and HH Gregg and later taught at Purdue University at Kokomo.  After his retirement, he worked as a transport driver for Eye Surgeons of Indiana (ESI) Eye Institute.  He was president of the Teachers Association and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. 

Along with his wife Janet, James is survived by his children, David A. (Wendy) Myers, Robin A. (William) Gibson, Scott A. (Ginger) Myers, and Brad E. Erb, along with eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Judith; grandson, Alex Myers; and aunt, Imogene Myers.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with his son, Pastor David Myers, officiating.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-3 pm Sunday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ memory to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th Street, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

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David Gregory
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dear Janet,
We just heard the news of Jim's passing. We are so sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to you and your family of his passing. Jim was a great help to me personally and professionally. I learned so much from him. I always enjoy working with him and beside him at Taylor and with our ISTA activities. We will say a prayer for Jim and family.

William Bozell
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dear Janet, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was a friend and a person I enjoyed working with at Taylor. I always liked working with Jim especially when we worked on ISTA business. Even though we negotiated against one an other I felt I could sit down with Jim and we could have candid conversations about Taylor and what we both wanted for the corporation. Jim will be truly missed.

Lin Beck
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
I taught with Jim at Taylor High School. He was a wonderful teacher and person and worked tirelessly for teacher rights. My husband, Russ Beck, also taught with Jim in the Industrial Arts Department. Russ respected Jim and enjoyed teaching with him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Siefers
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dear Janet I'm so sorry for your loss. In case you don't remember me my parents lived on Indiana behind Jims parents. I just saw on Face book that he had passed. I had missed seeing post from Jim. I know you have many years of wonderful memories. Prayers of comfort going up for you and your dear family. God Bless Becky

Jennifer Cree
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember him fondly from attending New Life and when I was a student at Taylor. My heartfelt condolences and prayers during your time of loss.

James Myers
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
Dear Jan,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Praying that wonderful memories of Jim surround you and your family.
Judy Briganti

Ralph Emerson
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018

Vased Roses was sent by Ralph Eugene Emerson.

Jan, I am very sorry for your loss. Gene Emerson

Cathy Heck
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always there to lend a helping hand when we worked together. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Cathy Heck

rene moore
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018

Patriotic Vased Bouquet was sent by Moore Family.

Brad and Family, Our thought and prayers are with you. Leslie, Alan and Rene Moore

Charles Short
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
You have my deepest condolences. Jim was a tireless worker for fellow teachers.
More importantly, he was a good person.


Sorry I missed funeral; we were out-of-town.