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Joseph William Myers age 70 of Marion, KY passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 at Rivers Bend Retirement Center, Kuttawa, KY.
Joe was a licensed embalmer and funeral director and owner of Myers Funeral Home, Marion, KY( 2006-present). He was a native of Williamsport, PA and moved to Kentucky in 1972 to pursue his career in broadcasting. He was instrumental in building radio stations in Brandenburg, KY; Hodgenville, KY; and Morgantown, KY. He pursued his interest in the funeral profession, graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science . After graduating, he owned and operated Smith Funeral Home, Morgantown, KY (1980-1994).
After selling Smith Funeral Home, he returned to broadcasting and purchased radio station WMJL, Marion, KY. He had also owned the Marion Subway franchise for several years.
He became a Master Mason March 31, 1973 (Harrison Lodge F & AM # 122,
Brandenburg, KY) and is a member of Kosair Shriners, Rizpah Shriners and the Scottish Rite. He is a member of Salem Lodge F & AM #81, where he had served as Past Master, secretary and treasurer.
He served on the board of the Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation and served a term as wroner of Crittenden County.
Joe attended Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Myers, Marion, KY; son, Bill (Ketrina) Myers, Marion, KY; daughter, Ann (James) Matheny, Pilot, Oak, KY; sister, Cindy Miele,
Williamsport, PA; grandchildren, Joey Myers, Eleanor Matheny and Wil Myers; Step-granddaughters, Hannah Renfrow and Chelsey Renfrow; one nephew, Dennis Miele.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Geraldine McRoIIing Myers.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 between the hours of 5 - 8 PM at Myers Funeral Home, Marion, KY. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Sugar Grove Cemetery Association.