Jack Richard Myers, 93, Kokomo, passed away peacefully at 8:45 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1928, in Kokomo, IN to Raymond Engler and Emma Belle (Stafford) Myers. On July 8, 1949, in Henderson, KY he married Phyllis Jean Harry.
He was a graduate of Elkhart High School and attended drafting school in Evansville. He served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Grand Canyon from 1945-1949, and during the Korean War aboard the USS Pocono from 1951-1952. He worked for Stellite and retired after 21 ½ years of service. He was also employed as a host by Lincoln Square and Frittatas Restaurant. Jack was a 67 year member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he faithfully attended and served as a Deacon. He loved spending time with his family and good friends, fishing, sitting on the deck in the sunshine, and organizing and attending reunions for his Navy shipmates.
Jack is survived by his wife of 72 years, Phyllis Jean; children, James (Cristi) Myers, Jo Ann (Allen) Hall, John Myers, and Jay (Gail) Myers; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Monday, July 19, 2021, at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, with Pastor Joyce Harris and Pastor Jerry Van Auken officiating. Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Arrangements have been entrusted with Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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