September 6, 1921 – March 20, 2014
Warren G. Myers went into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, March 20, 2014, while at Clarehouse in Tulsa. He was born to Paul and Grace McKee Myers in their home at Albert by his grandfather, an M.D. Warren went to various schools as a child and graduated from Norman High School at the age of 16. He attended OU and joined the ROTC and marching band while there. He attended the petroleum engineering school and was an avid OU fan.
Warren enlisted in the Army on Nov. 24, 1942, and attended infantry school at Ft. Benning and Field Artillery School at Ft. Sill. He went with the 45th division (Thunderbirds) as an officer to North Africa as a part of Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army. From there, they invaded Sicily and Italy, and he was awarded a bronze star for bravery after saving his commander from German attack. Before overseas deployment, he wed Opal Burns, to whom he was married for 66 wonderful years. Warren’s favorite war story is how he met Pope Pius at the Vatican and was given a rosary, even though he was not a Catholic. Returning to Norman in 1944, he went to work in his uncle’s grocery store and later purchased it. In 1969, he went to work at Tinker AFB, from where he retired in 1983. Warren and Opal enjoyed many years of camping, fishing and traveling. He was very proud of his work with the 45th division and realization of the monument in their honor in Norman. Warren was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the American Legion. Warren was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Jr. and his wife Opal.
He leaves behind a brother, Bob of Garland Texas; his daughter, Gail (Larry) of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Travis Carr (Lisa) and Camden Bearden (Matt); four great-grandchildren, Audrey, Con, Lane and Joss; and and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Warren never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, with burial to follow at Norman IOOF. A luncheon will be provided at noon, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon on the day of the funeral.
At the request of the family, donations may be made to Clarehouse in Tulsa or the 45th Division Museum in Oklahoma City. Special thanks to the caregivers at Cleveland Manor for their help in making Warren’s last six months as happy as possible.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service, primrosefuneralservice.com.
- Church Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
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