John “Jack” Meyers, 75, of Springfield, IL, died at 11:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 22, 1935 in Springfield, IL to Oliver and Goldie Martin Meyers. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; William Meyers and one sister; Betty Hollis. He married Gertrude “Trudy” Duckworth on November 8, 1958 and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter; Trudy Ann (Eric) Thompson of Valrico, FL, two sons; John Meyers of San Diego, CA and Thomas Meyers of Springfield, two grandchildren; Isabella and Gabriele Thompson and several nieces and nephews.
A resident of Springfield most of his life, Jack retired from the State of Illinois Department of Mental Health after 30 years of service. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Jack played with Spammy’s Golf League and Wild Wednesday Golf Group and coached many youth baseball and basketball teams in the Northend of Springfield.
Visitation: 10am – 12 noon Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 12 noon Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Thompson officiating.
Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm