myersdouglasDouglas W Myers, 96, of Carey, died at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his residence.
Born September 24, 1920 in Columbus, he was the son of the late Dr. Alva and Claire (Journey) Myers. He married Elouise Rucker on November 29, 1941 (one week before Pearl Harbor). Elouise survives in Carey after sharing 75 years together.
He is also survived by a son, David (Cynthia) Myers of Sycamore, and twin daughters: Lynn Dee (Keith) Baker of Carey and Sue Ann (Denny) Jolliff of Hilliard, 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Doug graduated from Columbus West High School, The Ohio State University, and University of Toledo. His first teaching job sent him to Maumee Schools for six years. He moved on to Montgomery Schools in Wood County, where he served as Superintendent for two years. From there, he became Superintendent of Carey Exempted Village Schools and held that position for 30 years, retiring in 1985. Community minded, he served on the Dorcas Carey Public Library Board and was a member of Carey Kiwanis for over 50 years. He was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Carey, the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, and the Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association.
A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he served with the 769th Field Artillery Battalion and spent a year in the occupation of Japan.
Doug enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved the memories created at the family cottage at Lakeside. He was a member of the Lakeside Shuffleboard Club, a game he loved playing for many years.
Family and friends will be received from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at STOMBAUGH-BATTON FUNERAL HOME in Carey. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church in Carey with Rev. Karen Rogers officiating and Larry Kisabeth sharing memories of Doug. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey with military graveside rites conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorcas Carey Public Library in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St. Carey, OH, 43316.
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