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Lee Myers, age 77, of rural Fayette, passed away at his home on July 21, 2014, while working in his yard of which he took great pride.

He was born March 6, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Forrest and Pansey Cates Myers. On Sept. 19, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, he married Gay Landrum. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., in 1959 and joined the United States Air Force serving with distinction until his retirement.

During his service, he was a Command Pilot, piloting B-47 and B-52 bombers. He flew over 300 combat missions during the Vietnam War. Among his many honors and decorations were Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Southeast Asia, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars as well as many other honors. After 30 years of honorable service he retired with the rank of Colonel in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to central Missouri where he helped start Midway Farms.

Lee was a supporting life member of Pheasants Forever and a life time member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed shooting sporting clays, hunting and fishing and maintained his private pilot’s license into his retirement.

Cherishing his memory is his wife, Gay Landrum Myers of their home; a son, Brett F. Myers of Centralia; a brother, James Myers of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Jacob Paul, Ethan Andrew and Garrason Michael Leighton all of Centralia and two nephews, Terry and David Myers of Phoenix, Ariz.

A Memorial Clay Shoot to honor and celebrate the Colonel’s life will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation in care of Carr-Yager Funeral Home, P.O. Box 210, Fayette, Missouri 65248.

Arrangements by: Carr-Yager Funeral Home, Fayette.

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