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Obituary of John W. (Jack) Myers | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


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John W. (Jack) Myers, age 86, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on May 5, 2024 in Springdale, Ark. Jack was born in Evanston, Illinois, on March 2, 1938, to Dorothy Helen (Warner) and Gale Wesley Myers. He grew up in Chicago and was a lifelong Cubs fan. He attended DePaul University, majoring in music, and in 1957 he joined the U.S. Army, served in Hawaii as a clarinetist, and attended the University of Hawaii, where he studied mathematics. On Leap Year Day 1964, he met his future wife, June Patricia Lange, while snow skiing in Lake Placid, NY. They married on January 23, 1965 in New York City. Together they lived in Florida, Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington, and Little Rock, Ark., before finally moving to Springdale, Ark. moved. Jack spent more than 40 years in the insurance and investment industry before retiring in 2001. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter, a registered investment advisor and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries. Active in community affairs, he served on the board of directors of the West Little Rock Rotary Club, served as president from 1999 to 2000 and was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. His love of music led him to become director and later interim director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He also served on the board of the Little Rock Wind Symphony. He was an avid sailboat racer and belonged to the Grande Maumelle Sailing Club in 2003, where he served as Commodore. He stayed connected with other veterans and had been an active member of the Har-Ber Meadows military neighborhood group since 2019, involved in the Fourth of July campaign. and Veterans Day programs. His fondest memories are of his marriage to his loving and caring wife June, and of the happy times he shared with June, their children and grandchildren. Jack and his family would like to thank the staff at Washington Regional hospice, as well as the staff at NAPS Assisted Living Services, for their care and comfort during Jack’s final days. Jack was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Marie (Myers) Thomas, in 1991. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June Patricia Myers; children, Janet Marie Smyth, of Springdale, Ark., and John William (Bill) Myers and wife, Laura, of Basking Ridge, NJ; and grandchildren, Jimmy and Jill Smyth, & Madison, Dillon and Ryan Myers. A memorial service will be held on June 4, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Central United Methodist Church (6 West Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Ark.), followed by a service at 2:30 PM, with military honors, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery (1000 S Lt. Col. Leroy Pond Avenue in Fayetteville, Ark.).

Published on May 12, 2024