Ray “Don” Myers of Waveland passed away at his residence Wednesday where he, his wife and family lived for 63 years.
He was born April 23, 1924, at Alamo, to Roy and Stella Myers. He was married to Bettie Anne Whitecotton from Yountsville for 77 years. They were married in 1944 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. They were honored as the oldest living married couple in Indiana. Bettie still survives.
From Fort Sill Don was deployed overseas during World War II. His tour included participation in the Battle of the Bulge as a wire stringer. Don was a devout Christian, praising God every day. He was a long time member of Freedom Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Most of his working career was spent as a Farm Bureau Co-Op manager at the Browns Valley elevator. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and working at his pond property, gardening, and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.
Don was a steadfast family man raising nine children: Judy Acton of Lebanon, Phil Myers of Waveland, Kevin Myers of Crawfordsville, Rick Myers of Crawfordsville, Jayne Surface of Columbus, Indiana, Kyle Myers of Waveland, twins Jeff Myers of Avon and Jannie Myers (deceased) and Darren Myers of Waveland. Also in the family are 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Freedom Baptist Church in his name, P.O. Box 175, Waveland, IN 47989. There will be graveside services only at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the Freedom Cemetery. Please adhere to COVID-19 protocol. Machledt & Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with Don’s funeral arrangements.
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