Funeral services for Dr. Neal Joe Myers, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Dr. Myers passed away at 8:01 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born April 20, 1928, at West Plains, Missouri, to Nathaniel James Myers and Mary Catherine Cole Myers. He attended Grand Canyon University, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice University & Seminary. On December 19, 1948, he was married at Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Martha “Eva” Muller, who preceded him in death on January 8, 2015. Dr. Myers was a veteran, having served with the United States Marines and the United States Navy. He held a private Pilot’s license and loved his dogs. Dr. Myers was a Minister for many years and had served as Director of Missions in northern Nevada and as Chairman of the Missouri Baptist Convention.
He is survived by four children, Joe Neal Myers and wife, Carrie, Searcy, Arkansas, Martha Jo Moore and husband, Clark, West Plains, David Joe Myers and wife, Danielle, Silver Springs, Nevada and DeeEdrah Jo White and husband, Kevin, Reno, Nevada; twelve grandchildren, Ryan Myers and wife, Amber, Joel Myers and wife, Jordan, JoDee Hickerson, Rebekah Porter and husband, Andrew, Bradley Myers, Michelle Myers, Dustin Myers, Nathaniel Myers, Bo White and wife, Stephanie, Elaine Mullins and husband, Micaiah, Sarah Haeck and husband, Tristen and Austin White and wife, Ashleigh; many great-grandchildren, including Evanna Jackson, of the family home; and numerous cousins.
His parents, wife and one sister, Denella Cornelius, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North America Missions Board and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.