Willis “Junior” Myers Jr., 86, died March 8, 2019. He was born December 8, 1932, the son of Willis and Elsie (Carty) Myers.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Hester (“Duey” “Opt”) Bollinger, Charles Willard (Ida) Myers, and Floyd “Shorty” (Lorraine) Myers.
Mr. Myers survivors include his wife Maria Barrera Myers, whom he married August 25, 1987; son Larry (Alice) Sudmeyer; siblings Lorene (Doc) O’Leary, Dorothy (Charles) Dettmer, and Carl (Cathy) Myers; and several nieces and nephews.
Willis loved the world of nature and believed in the brotherhood of all men equally.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Mr. Myers worked as an accountant for many years for Doe Run Co. after he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in accounting.
In his retirement years he could be seen walking the fields and byways of the community, often 8 or more miles per day.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. John Braun officiating. Interment was held in the Christian Cemetery.
This is a reprint of Willis Myers obituary.