Lakin- Leland Elmer Meyers, 69, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. He was born on December 28, 1949 at Garden City the son of Grant Otho & Lula May (Smith) Meyers.
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Leland graduated from Deerfield High School. He earned his Associates Degree at Garden City Community College where he was on the wrestling team. He attended Wichita State University with Mike Dryer for a year. He worked in commercial construction, having a hand in the construction of Seward County Community College and Garden City Community College. He also worked at Carbon Black in Ulysses and farmed and ranched for Lewis and Robert Moore.
He was a charter member of the Southern Baptist Church of Deerfield. Later he became a member of Victory Baptist Church in Lakin and was a faithful follower of the Lord. He supported many missionary groups around the world, Jerusalem missions, Televangelists and gave faithfully to those he was drawn to. Leland bought bibles and sent them overseas. He and his Mother paid for a well to be dug in Africa. He enjoyed listening to Christian music, one of his favorite concerts was in Oklahoma City where he saw B.J. Thomas. He loved reading the bible, swimming and roller skating which is where he broke his leg once at a church party in Lakin. Leland, his Mother and Sister had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. and participate in the March Of Life. He taught Dale as well as several nephews and nieces how to drive his car. He was very helpful to his Sister Martha in raising her grandchildren and helping with their homework. Leland never forgot his niece’s and nephew’s birthdays, he sent each of them a card and enclosed $ 1.00.
He is survived by 5 Brothers- Grant Meyers, Jr. of Lakin, Glenn (Martha) Meyers of Deerfield, David (Janice) Meyers of Deerfield, Donald Meyers of The Philippines & Dale (Donna) Meyers of Wisconsin, 2 Sisters- Ida (A.B.) Bolton of Ulysses & Martha Langley of Deerfield and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Parents, 5 Sisters-
Dara, Anette, Linda, Mary & Shirley and Brother-In-Law- Ivan Langley.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, May 11 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City with Rev. Kenton Connor officiating. Burial will be at Pyramid View Cemetery in Gove County. The family invites friends and relatives to
Scott Lake Park after the graveside for a potluck luncheon. Please bring your place setting, meat, dish to pass and drinks. Memorials are suggested to Victory Baptist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219