Louis J. “Whitey” Meyers, 90, of Beverly, Ohio, died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 17, 1929 in Toledo, Oh. to Louis and Mary Beres Meyers.
He is survived by his wife Juanita Meyers of Beverly, Oh., daughter Dennise Meyers, Franklin, Tn., stepson Dave Bobak of Bradenton, Fl., stepson Kevin Laughery of Charlottesville, Va., stepdaughter Betsy Johnson Kim of Vista, CA., sisters Marge Hall and Mary Ann Shull, both of Toledo, Oh. and five grandchildren.
He graduated from Macomber High School in Toledo, Ohio. Whitey was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served from 1951 to 1953. Whitey was a corporal and served in the Infantry and was later transferred to Hwachon in North Korea , 57th MP Company, 8th Army there he transported wounded soldiers from the battlefield to the MASH hospital.
Whitey worked 46 years for Interlake Steel and Globe Metallurgical, first in Toledo, Oh. as a millwright, then promoted to Foreman and transferred to Beverly, Oh. in 1962. While in Toledo, he served as past President of Blast Furnace and Coke Oven Workers at Interlake Steel.
He was a member of VFW Post 4906 in Toledo and while there, he was a fastball catcher for the three-time National VFW Championship team and was inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame, also in Toledo. He was also a member of American Legion Post 389 in Beverly, Oh, where he served in the color guard and as Post Commander. He was the manager of the Post’s Legion baseball team for four years. He also was a member of the Forty & Eight. He served on the initial committee for the Beverly Municipal Swimming Pool and attended the Beverly United Methodist Church where he was a trustee for 25 years. Whitey was a former Volunteer Fireman with the Beverly Fire Department and was a recipient of the Ralph Lockhart Award for his work with the youth in the community. He was awarded Citizen of the Year by Beverly-Waterford Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Whitey also enjoyed golfing and was a long-time member of Lakeside Golf Course where he had three holes-in-one.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic there will no services at this time. A Memorial Service for Whitey will be held at a later date. McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.
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