Wayne Myers, 74

Wayne Douglas (Cotton) Myers, 74, of Rochelle died Wednesday, April 25 in San Angelo. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels with Rev. Kenneth Barr officiating. Burial followed in Rochelle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Jones, Matt Moore, Matthew Myers, Tim McCulley, John Singleton and Bille Greene. Born Jan. 13 1927, in Rising Star to Thomas Jefferson Myers and Erma Enola Swails Myers, he was an electrician with Humble/Exxon Oil Company for 37 years, retiring in 1981. He helped establish and organize the Rochelle Volunteer Fire Department amd served as the first fire chief. He was very active in the Rochelle Community fish frys. He enjoyed deer hunting, drift fishing for catfish, gardening, caring for his pecan trees, playing the guitar/mandolin/harmonica and the monthly “pickin'” at the school. He accepted the Lord as his Savior, making a public confession last month, and was baptized on March 5. He was a member of the Rochelle Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Myers, of Rochelle; a son, Ron Myers, and wife, Mitzi, of Georgetown; four daughters, Shirley Sealy and husband, Dan, of Gouldbusk, Connie J. Singleton of Austin, Mary Moore and husband, Bill, of Dallas, and Connie E. Singleton and husband, Tom, of Allen; a brother, O.J. Myers and wife, Martha, of Brownwood; two sisters, Lucille Bourke and husband, John, and Jean Teel and husband, Vaughn, all of Midland; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tony; two brothers, Ward and Ray; and a sister, Erma Friday. Memorials may be made to the Rochelle Baptist Church and/or the Rochelle Volunteer Fire Department.

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