Harold L. Myers, 89, rural South Whitley, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2016 at Parkview Randallia, Fort Wayne where he had been a patient following neck surgery September 30th.
He was born March 17, 1927 in Whitley County, a son of the late Boyd H. and Pearl (Oliver) Myers. His formative years were spent in Cleveland Township. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Feb. 21, 1946 and became a medical technician. He received his honorable discharge February 16, 1947.
On Jan. 15, 1946 he was united in marriage to Arliss J. Perry. They lived in Antwerp, Ohio until 1948 when they moved to Richland Township. In 1953, they moved to their farm in Columbia Township. Arliss died Aug. 17, 2011.
A career long farmer, he was a board member of the 4-H Clubs, Inc., Soil & Conservation Club, Purdue Extension, Indiana Farm Bureau and Whitley County Operating Board. He was past president of Purdue Extension, Whitley County Farm Bureau and the Columbia City Rotary Club. Until his surgery, he was an active Rotarian since 1968. He was named a Master Farmer by the Indiana Prairie Farmer magazine in 1977.
He was a member of the Eberhard Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 98 and served as a volunteer fire fighter with the Columbia Township Fire Department for over 20 years.
He is survived by his son, Michael G. (Karol) Myers, Columbia City; three grandsons, Dayvid, Jarryd, and Aryhan Myers; a sister, Phyllis Fulton, Berne; and a sister-in-law, Mary Myers, Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Myers.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be next to his wife Arliss in the South Park Annex Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Whitley County 4-H, Inc.