Jack Stanley Myers
August 08, 1922 ‒ January 16, 2001
Jack Stanley Myers, age 78, of Bellville, died Tuesday morning January 16, 2001 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home, Mansfield, following a long illness.
He was born August 8, 1922 in Mansfield to Emory L. and Gertrude Freir Myers, and had been a lifelong Richland County resident. Raised in Mansfield, he was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
He was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1941 and The Ohio State University in 1952, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the 65th Airborne Squadron, 9th Air Force, US Army Air Corps from October 1942 to November 1945. His service time was spent in Ireland, England, France and Germany. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
Following graduation from college he began working with his father as a commercial contractor. He and his father and brother built many fine buildings and homes in the Richland County area, including the Richland County Administration Building, Main Street United Methodist Church, branch locations of the Mechanics Savings Bank, many county schools, churches and other commercial properties. He was a volunteer participant in the Clear Fork High School Field project in September of 1986.
Jack was involved in farming and the breeding of Polled Hereford cattle for about 50 years, first with his father when he returned from military service in 1945. Then, on his own farm: “Rivers Fork Farm”, which he and his wife purchased in 1969 on the corner of State Route 97 and Mock Road near Bellville. Many happy hours were spent on this endeavor.
He was very active in the community, serving as Buckeye Polled Hereford Association Director from 1974 – 1978, and as its President in 1978. Through the years, he had served on the Richland County Fair Board, Junior Livestock Committee, Beef Superintendent, 4-H Club Advisor, SWCD Board, Farm Bureau Board, Co-operative Extension Advisory Board and as a Jefferson Township Trustee.
He and his wife Mary Jean Bell Myers recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, having met in Columbus while he was attending The Ohio State University. They married September 29, 1950.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters Peggy Lynn Myers Koerber of Fort Worth, TX, and Kathleen Louise Myers Oldfather of Macy, IN; a son Thomas Stanley Myers of Ashland; two grandchildren Jennifer Koerber and Jeremy Oldfather; two brothers R. Douglas Myers of Littleton, CO, and R. Lesley Myers of Sylvania; a sister-in-law Jean Myers of Bellville; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and grand nephews and grand nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Roger Elwood Myers and a granddaughter Melissa Oldfather.
Friends may call Thursday January 18, 2001 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 am. The Rev. David A. Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
The family prefers memorial contributions to South Main Street United Methodist Church or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and may be made at the funeral home.
Jack was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend to all…he will be greatly missed.