Dateline: March 15, 2007
Myers, 73, died on March 9, 2007.
Private family graveside services
were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2007, at Llano Cemetery with
Daryl Roach, pastor of More Church officiating. A public memorial and
praise service was held at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening at More Church. Burial
was in Llano cemetery by Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home.
Mr. Myers was born in Ardmore,
Oklahoma, on January 15, 1934, to Buford and Clydie Myers. He spent most
of his childhood in Ardmore and graduated from Ardmore High School. He
spent his life involved in the care and welfare of neglected and needy
children. He attended Abilene Christian College, where he married Carla
Willis on June 17, 1955. He earned a degree in education and taught fifth
grade in Corpus Christi and later moved to Lubbock as a social worker. He
then earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of
Texas. Donald had many accomplishments in his life and lived in numerous
places as a social worker. He was the Administrator for the Presbyterian
Children’s Home in Amarillo from 1976 through 1981, and he also built
the Miracle Farm for Children while living in Brenham, Texas. He was the
Administrator for Girls Town USA in Borger for several years and ran the
Amarillo State Center for nine years before retiring in 1997, when he and
Carla moved to Howardwick to run the Lakeside Marina at Greenbelt Lake
where he was known as “Pops” to everyone. Mr. Myers had a heart for
children and touched countless lives. He sponsored a native Nigerian boy
through Bible School at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, he and Carla
provided foster homes for many children, and they were providing a foster
home for children at the time of his death. His family remembers him as
the “most loving” and “most loved” man anyone could ever know. He
was a kind and compassionate witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and was an
“awesome man of God”. Mr. Myers was a member of More Church in
Mr. Myers was preceded in death by
his parents and a sister Ann.
He is survived by his wife Carla;
four daughters, Darla Yowell and husband Jimmy of Colorado Springs, Co,
Terri Gammage and husband Ron, Patti Connor and Carol Vansickle all of
Amarillo; two sons, Jerry Myers and wife Janice of Amarillo, and John
Richard Myers of Weathorford; a sister, Pat Williams and husband James of
Lake Kiowa, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great
great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to
the Bair Foundation (a Christian Child Placement Agency), 6900 W I-40,
Amarillo, TX 79106; or Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue, 1809 Plateau,
Amarillo, TX 79106.
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