David Winfree Myers
D.W. Myers, 87, of Dix died 7:50 a.m. Nov. 19, 2003, at his home.
He graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and Hohenschuch-Carpenter
Mortuary School in St. Louis. He was employed at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix as
a mortician for more than 60 years.
He was the secretary-treasurer for the Dix-Kell Water and Sewer commission for
30 years. He also reported weather conditions to the National Weather Service
for 20 years.
Mr. Myers was born Aug. 10, 1916, in Texico to Hardy and Mona Mae (Leuty) Myers.
He married Helen Mae (Ferguson) Myers; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix,
Arnold Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, Helen Myers of Dix; a daughter, Susan Lynn Johnson
and husband James of Mt. Vernon; a grandson, Isaac Hester; a granddaughter,
Miriam Hester; a sister, Awilda Davis of Dix; and two nephews, Hal Davis of
Davenport, Iowa,and Brad Davis of Trenton, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son; a brother, Devine Myers;
and a sister Susie Bell Douglas.
Mr. Myers was a master mason and had been a member of Rome Lodge 721 A.F. & A.M.
for more than 56 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in London,
England during World War II. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center and
will be received at the funeral home at any time.
For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves