Thomas James “T.J.” Myers, 71, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his residence.

Thomas James “T.J.” Myers, 71, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Shawnee to Ogle and Hazel Myers.

He was a graduate of Shawnee High School.

He worked for ARCO Pipeline Co in the oil and gas industry, and later in Buick and Mercedes auto sales in Dallas, Texas.

T.J. served in the United States Army.

He enjoyed collecting vintage cars, antiques and Native American art.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include daughter: Andrea Brown of Shawnee; two grandchildren: Jack Brown and Emily Brown, both of Shawnee; sister: Janet Patterson of Texas; and numerous cousins, other family members and friends.

Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at Tecumseh Cemetery with Rev. Ben Little officiating.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.