Oakley W. Myers of Waldron, Michigan passed away at the home of his son, Norman, in Shelby, MI, on August 9, 2018, about three weeks before his 99th birthday.
He was born on September 3, 1919 to Floyd and Huldah (Basinger) Myers at their home on Meridian Road, Waldron, Michigan. On November 8, 1941, he was united in marriage with Marian Margaret Measures at her grandparents’ home in rural Ogden Center, Michigan, and they lived very happily together until her death in 2009.
Oakley attended the Yellow School through the eighth grade, and then worked on his parents’ farm until adulthood. He worked for many years at American Chain & Cable Company in Adrian, MI until his retirement in 1981, and operated his own farm. He had a lifelong interest in history, literature and poetry and studied for and received his GED after retirement. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific theater in the Philippines and Okinawa. He was injured in action and received the Purple Heart.
He was a member and a long serving minister of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church in rural Archbold, Ohio.
He is survived by five sons, Wayne (Faith) of Fort Myers, FL, Warren (Becky) of Mt. Horeb, WI, Neil (Mike Adoue) of San Diego, CA, Norman (Ruth) of Shelby, MI and Mark Myers and his fiancée, Crystal Starr (Hanover, MI), 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He dearly loved and mentored his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Rolland (Jane), Darryl (Ruth-deceased), Francis (Naomi) and Robert (Joyce).
Funeral services for Oakley will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church in rural Archbold, Ohio (7094 County Rd. 21, Archbold, OH 43502). Interment will follow in Lauber Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, Ohio.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or Lauber Hill Cemetery.
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