John Meyers Obituary
 
In Memory of

John R. Meyers

July 23, 1930 - January 17, 2014
Obituary

Jack was called from the game of life on Jan. 17, 2014. In consideration to family & friends, Jack requested sparing the services and any visitation. Cremation with inurnment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Jack was born July 23, 1930, the eldest of 8 children to Urban & Vera Meyers, all born in Kansas City, MO. His education consisted of DeLaSalle High School graduating in 1949, Junior College & Rockhurst College. In the interim of high school & college, Jack served in the United States Air Force rising to Airman First Class during the Korean War as an Athletic Specialist in special services at both, Nellis Air...
Jack was called from the game of life on Jan. 17, 2014. In consideration to family & friends, Jack requested sparing the services and any visitation. Cremation with inurnment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Jack was born July 23, 1930, the eldest of 8 children to Urban & Vera Meyers, all born in Kansas City, MO. His education consisted of DeLaSalle High School graduating in 1949, Junior College & Rockhurst College. In the interim of high school & college, Jack served in the United States Air Force rising to Airman First Class during the Korean War as an Athletic Specialist in special services at both, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada & March Air Force Base, California. His work career was in management at various levels for Colgate Palmolive Company for 32 years, retiring as a Supervisor of the Soap & Process Dept. in 1985.

Jack's life was focused in three phases. First was to try and excel in two sports; basketball & baseball which that endeavor was pursued into adulthood. Second was a working career and family which comprised full time dedication. Third was a satisfying retirement at 55 and putting far too many miles on his automobiles traveling almost daily to the Waldo area to discuss sports that were no longer participatory in his life over a cold "PBR."

Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ardith J.; his parents & two younger brothers, Bernard and James Meyers. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey & Steve Meyers; his daughter, Michelle Sampson; brothers, Robert & Thomas Meyers; sisters, Dolores Meyers, Mary Lavenburg & Rita Rupp all of the Kansas City area; 5 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren and countless nieces & nephews.

The following are words by Grantland Rice, a great sports writer of yesteryear, from Rice's Baseball Ballads works that Jack provided suitable for the circumstances.

Game Called: Across the field of play the dusk has come and the hour is late. The fight is done and lost or won the player files out through the gate, the tumult dies, the cheer is hushed, the stands are bare, the park is still, but through the night there shines the light of home beyond the silent hill.

Game Called: Where in the golden light the bugle blows, the reveille and the shadows creep where the night falls deep and taps has called the end of play. The game is done, the score is in, the final jeer is past and in the night beyond the fight the player finds his rest at last.

Game Called: Upon the field of life the darkness gathers far and wide, the dream is done, the score is spun that stands forever in the guide, no victory no yet defeat is charged against the player's name, but down the roll, the scroll shows only how he played the game.

Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., KCMO 64133.

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