Harold W. Myers

June 7, 2018

Harold Wayne “Putt” Myers, 94, of Frankfort, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 surrounded by family at the home he built in 1953 and where he had lived for the past 65 years.  He was born November 30, 1923 on the family farm in Colfax, Indiana to Eldo and Opal (Adkins) Myers.  He was a graduate of Colfax High School, Class of 1941.  He married Juanita Mullendore at the Jenkins farm in Clinton County on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1943.  They remained sweethearts until her passing on May 2, 2009.  They were blessed with 66 years of marriage and six children.

He was a veteran of WWII and served in the European Theater in Patton’s Third Army as a machine gunner.  He marched and fought his way across Europe and received the Bronze Star for bravery.  After the war ended, he remained in Austria for a year as a Special Services Staff Sergeant.

He was raised on the farm, milking cows and farming with his dad and two brothers.  Driving his father’s milk truck segued into a lifetime career of truck driving.  He drove ten years for Sprout & Davis and retired from trucking after 30 years with Roadway Express.  His safe driving record was stellar with over three-million miles driven with no accidents.

He has resided in Frankfort since 1946.  He was a fifty year member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and was a member of the 70 & 2 Sunday school class.  He loved all things cars.  He had a great mind for facts and figures and could quote the specs of every Cadillac model and year.  He was a devoted husband and father and spent his free time taking his family to church, boating, skiing, picnicking and vacationing.  He enjoyed wood-working, gardening, and listening to Big Band music of the 40’s.

He was a fine gentleman who always had a positive attitude.  He taught his children to love God.  “Worry not” and to always “Look for the sunshine”.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Visitation and Services

Visiting will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Pastor James Grady will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will follow the service in Elmwood Cemetery, Romney, Ind.

Survived by:

He is survived by his six children: Marjorie L. Pridemore, Richard W. Myers, Linda L. (Husband, Bill Mayer) Hunsberger, all of Lafayette, Ind., George S. Myers of Frankfort, Ind., Janet S. (Husband Steve) Wichmanowski of Zionsville, Ind., and Lisa A. (Husband Brian) Pearson of Carmel, Ind., 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and number eighteen on the way. One brother-in-law, Roger (Wife Joann) Mullendore of Colfax, and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Craig of Kokomo, Ind. and Lynne Myers of Westlake Village, Cal., and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond and Dale Myers.

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13 Condolences for “Harold W. Myers”

  1. Jeff Martin June 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    George and the entire Myers family. My heart goes out to your family. I am very saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He was one of my favorites on the mail route, always looked forward to a conversation with him, and what a class act he was! I hope that the comfort of knowing that your mom and dad are now back together again will give you some comfort.

  2. Shady & Connie Lane June 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Richard, George, Linda & Sisters, sorry to hear about your dad. He was blessed to have you kids care for him the way you did. Thinking about you but I know he is in a better place.

  3. Ron Fortinberry June 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Sheree and I are sorry for your family’s loss. Thanks for Harold’s service to our country. Prayers for God to continue blessing and comforting all of your family.

  4. Greg & Julie Smith June 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    George & Richard,
    Sorry for your loss, he sounded like a wonderful man.

  5. Rita Chittick Andreu June 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Thinking of you, Lisa. Prayers for peace.

  6. Toni Benedict June 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    He was a great man! So sorry for your loss.

  7. Vesheena Walton June 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I enjoyed these last 3 or 4 months with Mr Myers. I was his HHA aide that came to visit him on a weekly basis, he was such a great person. I must admit he had his days but I enjoyed them all, you’re truly going to be missed dearly Mr Myers so spread those wings and fly high.

    Love your favorite HHA

  8. Carroll Williams June 13, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Marge & family, sorry to hear of your father’s passing, he will be met with open arms. I appreciated his friendliness with me, awesome man!

  9. Linda Tressler June 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Hi All- This is Linda Tressler, Ralph’s Step-Daughter, of course. I was so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing and will try to be there Saturday, probably with Sonja. Your Father was such a nice, friendly person and I know, as with your wonderful, fun Mother, he will also be greatly missed. I can’t remember ever seeing your Father without a smile on his face! Also, what a great picture of both your Dad alone and the picture of both parents together. I know your Mom was a lot of fun and I’m guessing your Dad was also! My heart goes out to you all, and I’m looking forward to seeing you Saturday. Take care! Love, Linda

  10. Deborrah Burgess June 15, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Dear Richard & the rest of the bunch as Juanita would say, I am so very sorry for your loss, I was shocked you all had the best father & mother anyone could ask for & they filled their home with love! They were truly some of my favorite people, I think of them often! May God Bless you all & watch over you! My thoughts & prayers are with you! Sincerely & my love to all, Debi!

  11. Mike & Melanie Scheetz June 15, 2018 at 10:15 am

    To the Harold Myers Family,

    We are friends of the Lisa and Brian Pearson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during your grieving and caring for your Dad and remembering his amazing memory.
    Sincerely,
    Mike & Melanie Scheetz

  12. Heidi Langway June 15, 2018 at 11:27 am

    In Loving Memory, Heidi and Bill Pridemore

  13. Jane Kinslow Werner June 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Janet and family, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending my condolences. Jane

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