Ray L. Myers, age 69, of Copan, Oklahoma, died April 16, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born May 11, 1947 in Winfield, Kansas to Ora and Verda (Keeth) Myers.
Ray grew up in Elgin, Kansas and graduated from Sedan High School in 1965. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a "jack of all trades", working for Reda Pump, Standard Pump, Cessna, and Washington County, Oklahoma before working with his son at Myers Trucking. He retired in 2007.
On July 30, 1981, Ray married Lynda Cain in Elk Falls, Kansas. Ray was a member of the Dewey, Oklahoma Christian Church and loved to fish, golf, hunt, do woodworking, but most of all having block fights with the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda of the home; three children, Michelle Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sonya Bruening and husband, Chad of Grove, Oklahoma, and Gus Myers and wife, Annie of Sedan, Kansas; two stepchildren, Angie Payne and husband, Kevin of Lyndon, Kansas and David Kill of Lyndon, Kansas; one brother, David Myers of Caney, Kansas; two sisters, Darlene Johnson of Ocala, Florida and Hazel Wallace of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jacob Payne, Jennifer Payne, Justin Payne, Kristen Payne, Joshua Payne, Cy Bruening, Abby Myers, and Lizzie Bruening; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lorene Craft.
A Celebration of Life service was held on April 20, 2017 at the Dewey Christian Church in Dewey, Oklahoma with Pastor Casey Perham officiating. Burial followed at the Elk Falls Cemetery in Elk Falls, Kansas. The family has suggested memorials to the Dewey Christian Church or the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Contributions may be sent to Potts Funeral Chapel, 107 N. State, Caney, Kansas which is in charge of arrangements.
(taken from the Potts Funeral Chapel website)