Obituary of Barry Myers
On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Barry Myers tragically passed away at the age of 87. Barry was born on November 26, 1931 in Merrill, Wisconsin and grew up in the town of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Guy and Clara Myers. On May 3, 1952, he married the first love of his life, Norma Keyes. Together, he and Norma raised 5 amazing children: Michael, Bruce, Vicki, Paula and Sandra (Sandy). Barry spent the majority of his life as a building contractor – he had an amazing work ethic and made sure his family was well taken care of. Norma sadly passed away November 10, 1997. He was blessed with four grandsons and one great-grandson. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Robarge of Bellevue, Nebraska.
Barry met the 2nd love of his life, Dorothy, and they were married March 23, 2001. She brought her 2 children, Richard and Lynda and their families into Barry’s life and he took amazing care of their mother.
Barry enlisted in the United States Navy January 4, 1951. After completing Boot Camp at U.S. Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois, he was attached to the Field Medical Training Battalion, Supporting Arms Training Regiment, Marine Barracks, Camp Pendleton, California. He was then stationed with the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force as a Combat Corpsman during the Korean War. Barry was discharged on November 1, 1954 while at Sub Group One, San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet, U.S. Naval Station San Diego, CA.
Barry become involved with the Masons at a young age. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on May 29, 1957, became a Past Master at the age of 32, and was awarded the 50-year certificate and pin by the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin F&AM in 2007. He joined the Scottish Rite Masons and Zor Shriners of Madison, Wisconsin in 1963. He also belonged to the Valley of Eau Claire, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. After moving to Sun City Center, Barry became actively involved in the DeSoto Lodge #105 F&AM, Egypt Shriners in Tampa, and the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Barry was very humbled by his acceptance into the Sun City Center Leathernecks because of his assistance to fellow service members in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
One of Barry’s greatest joys during his life was flying his twin-engine Cessna 310. He was also an avid outdoorsman, who liked all winter sports, golf, fishing, hunting and relaxing with his family. Another great love he had was for his Church – Barry loved his Church family at Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center and they loved him.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd W., Sun City Center, FL 33573 on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children – Tampa or Trinity Baptist Church, Sun City Center.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barry Myers, please visit Tribute Store