In the early morning of Dec. 31, 2017, Alan Edgar Myers passed peacefully from this earth to be with his heavenly Father. Alan was 88 years old and is preceded in death by his parents, Fluard and Helen (Feagans) Myers; brothers Fluard Jr., Nyles (Bud),Philip; and sisters Barbara Smith, Connie Gibson.
Alan leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Anna Lou (Traylor) Myers; two sons, Steve and Larry; two daughters-in-law, Clara and Debbie; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Alan grew up on a farm in Plainville, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1953 with an agricultural degree. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War as the conflict was ending. After a brief period back on the farm, Alan accepted a position with Ralston Purina in Lexington, where he and Anna Lou would live for 50 years. His career with Purina spanned 31 years, during which time he was recognized for outstanding success and leadership. Alan was also an entrepreneur, starting Winchester Feeds and owning commercial real estate properties. Alan was a member of the Southern Hills Methodist Church. He was active as a Mason and as a Shriner. Alan’s passions in his life were his family and his work.
Visitation is at Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home in Washington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, with his service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Expression of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation on behalf of Anna Lou.