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Joyce Ann Myers

September 20, 1936 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Joyce Myers Obituary

Joyce Ann Myers, 87, of Ft. Walton Bch, FL, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at Ft. Walton Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Richmond, IN to Edgar and Josephine Oakes. She graduated from Richmond High School in Richmond, IN in 1954. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Billy Edward Myers on Jan. 1, 1955, in Richmond, IN. They then embarked on an adventurous Air Force life traveling around the country and world and raising their family for 20 years in Illinois, Colorado, Italy, Louisiana, Turkey, and Michigan. She was a very active and proud Air Force wife and mom. She was a member of the Air Force Enlisted Wives Club, she ran the concession stand for her sons’ Little League, was den mother for Cub Scouts, was everyone’s Avon lady and she enjoyed playing a good round of golf. After Air Force life, they settled down in Ft. Walton Bch., FL, where she worked for 17 years in NAF Personnel at Eglin AFB. She was a room mother at Kenwood Elementary and a dedicated band parent at Pryor Jr. High and Choctaw High. She was a devoted grandmother, having numerous sleepovers and taking her grandkids to Sunday School and church, and she never missed a ballgame driving 30 min. back and forth to watch them play. She is survived by her four children; daughter, Robyn Myers (Danny) of Ft. Walton Bch.; sons, Jeff Myers of Navarre, Chris Myers (Mary Beth) of Ft. Walton Bch. and daughter, Jennifer Chumley (Brent) of Navarre; half-sisters, Paula Foht of Peru, IN, Candy Ashby of Indianapolis, IN, half brother, Steve Oaks of Indianapolis, IN; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Oakes and Josephine Moody; her husband of 56 years, Billy Myers; half-sisters, Linda Moody, Judy McElheny, Carol Stuart and sister-in-law Helen George.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00 p.m., Davis Watkins Funeral Home, 113 NE Racetrack Road, Ft. Walton Bch., FL, 32547 with visitation one hour prior, at 12:00 p.m. Graveside services will take place at Beal Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Walton Beach, immediately following the service.   

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

1:00 PM
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Graveside Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

2:30 PM
Beal Memorial Cemetery
316 Beal Parkway, NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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