Arthur “Dale” Myers, 71, of Crossett, passed away August 20, 2020, in Little Rock.
He was born on December 24, 1948, to his parents, LD Myers, Sr. and Dessie Hughes Myers. He was a Baptist and a lifelong resident of Ashley County.
In 1970, Mr. Myers joined the United States Army where he served honorably in the 59th Battalion in Germany. He was a generator operator at the Nike Missile Base, a motor pool mechanic, and served as a personal driver for USO celebrities.
Soon after he was discharged, he married the love of his life, Anita Joiner, on the banks of G.P. Lake, which began a forty-four-year romance that remained true until his passing.
Mr. Myers was quite a skilled handyman. He was an electrician, a heavy equipment operator, a plumber, and could drive just about any piece of machinery. He completed the Industrial Plant Process course at UAM and worked many years for Anthony Construction, Knights Electric, and Wilbur Austin as an equipment operator.
Mr. Myers enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mainly just sitting and relaxing beside a well-built fire, preferably on the riverbank. Because of his ability to talk to anyone with ease, he never met a stranger and not only called everyone his friends but gave each their very own nickname.
He loved his children, even returning to high school in 1991, and graduating with his oldest son, Stephen. He adored his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, LD Myers, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Anita Joiner Myers of Crossett; four sons, Stephen Myers (April), and Michael Taunton (Kimberly) of Crossett, Patrick Myers (Loleta) of Hamburg, and Murry Myers (Carol) also of Crossett; one daughter, Melanie Foote of West Monroe, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, Josh Spurlock, Alison, Talyn, Candy, Ty, Haley, Brandon, and Lyndsy Myers, and Autumn Walker; and three great-grandchildren, Nate Baker, and Brooklyn and Addie Myers.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, August 23, at 4 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Mike Griffith and Bro. James Fleming, officiating.
Visitation will be from 3:30-4:00 p.m. at the cemetery prior to the service.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.