Leroy Frank Myers ~ Enid, Okla.

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Updated: January 12, 2018

Leroy Frank Myers, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Golden Oaks in Enid, Okla., surrounded by his family.

He was born to Frank and Katharina (Rosiere) Myers on July 31, 1936 in Wellington, Kan. He attended Wellington Public Schools in Kansas. While in high school he was employed by a local doctor to exercise his prized horses.

In November 1954, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for four years. He married Theda Collene Cook on March 31, 1957 in Wellington, Kan., and was then transferred to Marquette, Mich., where in May, 1958 their daughter, Shirley Ann was born. After being honorably discharged in September 1958, they returned to Wellington to make their home. In December 1960, their son, Theron LeRoy was born.

He worked construction, driving heavy equipment. He also drove trucks cross country and worked for several farmers in the Wellington, Kan., area.

Later he moved and made his home in Winthrop, Ark. In July 1991, he married Reba Mears and to that marriage he gained five daughters. After retiring from construction work he started helping a friend in his watermelon fields and mowing yards. He also liked to tinker and worked on cars. He had a giving spirit and would give you everything he had if you needed it. As a child he was baptized in the First United Methodist Church in Wellington, Kan. He loved spending his time with his family and friends.

Mr. Myers is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Alice Baker; and both wives, Theda C. Douglas and Reba Myers.

He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Gettings of Enid, Okla.; son, Theron and wife, Cynthia Myers of Ponca City, Okla.; step daughters, Charlotte Tucker of Wilton, Ark., Johnnie Lou Forrest of Winthrop, Ark., Sandra and husband, Danny Aguda of  Winthrop, Ark., Donna Cowan of Foreman, Ark., Linnie Lewis of Weatherford, Texas.; sister, Carolyn and husband, Ted Estes of Oologah, Okla.; brothers, Harold D. and wife, Betty Myers of Watauga, Texas and George Myers of Higginsville, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 17, 2017, in Enid, Okla., and interment followed in Alleene, Ark.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, in the Winthrop School Cafeteria. The family request no food or flowers. Instead, they ask that you call the local schools and pay past due lunches for children in need: In Foreman, speak with Ella Boyd (870) 542-7214; Horatio speak with Caree (870) 832-1918; or Ashdown speak with Annie Turner, Kim Joyce or Patti Baldwin at (870) 898-3208. Thank you all for the kind words and support.