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Luther O.”Tunk” Myers Jr.

Luther O. “Tunk” Myers, Jr, 80, of Bartlesville, Okla. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:04 a.m..

He was born in Pawhuska, Okla. on August 9, 1933 to Margie Todd Myers and the late Luther Oscar Myers, Sr. Tunk graduated from Sedan High School in 1951 and attended Coffeyville Community College. After college he was drafted into the Navy and served his country with great pride. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company for 10 years. During his tenure with Phillips he was awarded four patents in plastic technology. He was admitted to MENSA in 1974. He retired from the Sony Trans Com, Inc. in 2000.

Tunk married Judith Sherol Swan on August 9, 1971. They made their home in the Pawhuska area until their move to California in 1972. They were married 42 years and have five children (two sons and three daughters).

Tunk is survived by his wife, Judy Myers of the home; five children, daughter Marla Myers of Claremore, daughter Ninetta and Joseph Peritore of Caltagirone, Scicily, daughter Doris and Nathan Howe of Tulsa, Okla., son Kelley and Kelly Ramey of Pawhuska, son Patrick and Kelly Myers of Riverside, Cal.; his mother Margie Myers of Sedan, Kan.; brother Tommy and Ruth Myers of Wellston, Okla.; sister Sue and Clifford Jadwin of Salem, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Megan Rosenberg, Daniel Harwick, Shelby Williams, Courtney Williams, William Ramey, Kristin Ramey, Kyle Myers, Justin Myers and Jalynn Myers; and one great granddaughter Breanna Harwick; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Tunk was cremated by the Stumpff Funeral Home of Bartlesville. Memorial Services were held March 24 at the Nazarene Church in Barnsdall and officiated by Pastor Jim Johnson.

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