Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for John Edwin Myers, who lived 82 years filled with joy, fond memories, and great friendships.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for John Edwin Myers, who lived 82 years filled with joy, fond memories, and great friendships.

John was born and raised in Pink, Oklahoma, and immediately after graduation from Shawnee High School, he attended barber school and established Tip Top Barber shop in Shawnee, where he worked for over 63 years—until March of this year.

John loved barbering and spent many days spinning yarns and cutting up with his clients at his barber shop. John’s favorite hobby was fishing. If the tales told are to be believed, he excelled at catching really big fish. Indeed, he provided many a fish fry for family and friends. As is the case with any good barber, he had the “gift of gab,” and could easily converse on many different topics, including proudly proclaiming the achievements of his family members to all who would listen.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Honnah, whom he referred to as the “catch of his life”; a daughter, Darla Courtney and her husband Steve; and son, Dale and his wife Dana. He was extremely proud of his grandkids, Krista Farris and her husband Dustin; Monica Williams; Zac Myers; and Zane Myers. He felt blessed to be the great grandfather of Cierra and Adyson Farris; Cadance Hannifan; and Dax Williams.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ollie and Irene.

In addition to owning a local business, John served as a Shawnee city commissioner, as well as a past exalted ruler for the Shawnee Elks Lodge, and attended Sharon Baptist Church. One of his biggest pleasures was the years he spent barbering alongside his lovely wife, Honnah and his daughter, Darla. He had the opportunity to cut hair for several generations of clients whom he also considered good friends that added to his joy and special memories. He always considered friendships as one of his greatest rewards.

The memorial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 19002 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sharon Baptist Church “Coats for Kids” project.