Donovan E. Myers
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Donovan E. Myers
He was born June 20, 1944, in Hartford City, to Howard and Lena (Hartzell) Myers. Don graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1962.
Don was known by many as "Pops," and "Poppy." He had a strong passion for being outdoors. He grew up on a farm, enjoyed camping and fishing, especially with his grandchildren. He loved tending to his garden in the summer, he loved his Great Dane dogs and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
He was a hardworking man, starting out as a diesel mechanic and working for Braun Trucking until December 2017. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Alexandria, and a current member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Anderson.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Julayne (Whetsel) Myers, whom he married Nov. 29, 1964; son, Devon (Amber) Myers; daughters, Donalayne (Ira) Wormack, and Marcie (Steve) Kellams; grandchildren, Austin (Brandi) Quinn, Kate (Justin) Cruise, Mackenzie (Torrey) Wallace, Justin Quinn, Alexis Myers, Peyton Quinn, Macie Cox, Paxton Quinn, Zac Myers, Madi Myers, Gavin Kellams, Rylie Kellams; great-grandchildren, Ella and Emmi Quinn, Justine Cruise, Piper Quinn, Oliver Myers, Alexander Wallace, Hunter Cruise and arriving soon, Evynn Quinn and Sawyer Quinn.
Don is also survived by his sister, Mary Helen (Lyle) Buckner; brother, Robert (Fran) Myers; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Myers; grandson, Drew Myers; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Treva Whetsel; and his beloved Great Dane, Bosco.
A service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 815 School St., Anderson, with the Rev. Matt Boldiszar officiating. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call at Whetsel Funeral Service, 1503 S. Park Ave., Alexandria, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 815 E. School St., Anderson, IN 46012; or in care of the funeral home.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to celebrate Don's life with his family and community.
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