James Patrick Myers, 76, Liberty Mills, died at 5:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at his home. He was born May 1, 1937 in Whitley County, to Montgomery and Lela (Bush) Myers.
He was a 1956 graduate of Chester High School in North Manchester. He married Verlindia Clevenger in Servia, on Aug. 25, 1956; she died Feb. 3, 2010. He was a retired truck driver and a journeyman brick mason. Jim was a member of the Deming Masonic Lodge #88 in North Manchester, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, and the Eel River Shrine Club in North Manchester. He was also a member of the North Manchester Moose Lodge #1518 and was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 135. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by three children; Lela Myers, Wabash, Rhonda (Mariano Sanchez) Shea, North Manchester, and Patrick J. (Judy) Myers, Laketon; brother, Robert (Delores) Myers, and sister Shirley (Jack) Burson, both of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael Myers, daughter, Deborah Dials, great grandson, Jameson Wright, three brothers William, Lawrence, and Jack Myers, and two sisters Bonnie Gage and Betty Myers.
As per Jim's request there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Servia. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.
The memorial guest book for Jim may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.