October 12, 1939 - December 28, 2018
Gerald Jay Myers Sr, age 79, of Weir, KS passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 in Pittsburg, KS.
Gerald was born October 12, 1939 to Cecil Ray and Marie Guppy Myers, in Lafayette, Indiana. He married Jackie Knouf March 5, 1967; she preceded him in death August 26, 2014. He lived in Phoenix, Arizona and later moved to this area, working as a Welder and Mechanic. He was the head welder for some time working for the County Highway Department, and also helped to construct Big Brutus. Fishing and Hunting were among his favorite hobbies.
Surviving Gerald are one son: Ray Myers Sr of Weir, Kansas; two daughters: Sara Bunce of the Columbus area, and Michelle Bunce of Pittsburg, KS; twelve grandchildren: Don Delilah Myers, Ray Myers Jr, Jason Myers, Nolan Myers, and Austin Myers (all five of Lafayette, Indiana), Brittany Bunce, Zach Collingsworth, Terry Messer, Josh Myers, Wendy Myers, Megan Myers, and Heather Smith; 26 great grandchildren; 3 nieces, and 1 nephew. In addition to his wife and parents, Gerald was preceded in death by a son Gerald Myers Jr; two grandchildren: James Messer and Jeremy Joe Myers; and Great grandchild Kyler Foster.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at 6:00 PM on Monday, January 7, 2019.