The Rev. Mark W. Myers Sr., 55, of Pawhuska, died in his home Jan. 29.

Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church in Barnsdall with the Revs. Pat Andrews, Brian Myers and Jim Brunk officiating. Interment was in the Ethel Reece Cemetery at Barnsdall under the direction of McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home.

Mark was born Aug. 29, 1958, in Pawhuska. He married Margaret Ann Swanson on December 13, 1975 and they celebrated 38 years of marriage last month.

Mark was currently retired from the Gospel Ministry, but he still loved to share about Jesus at any opportunity he could. He loved teaching the couple’s class at the church and preaching on any occasion he got the opportunity. He loved to hunt, fish and greatly loved just tinkering with guns and reloading. Mark’s other hobbies were knife making and leatherwork. His goal was to make handmade gifts for as many people as he could. Many have purses, belt buckles, belts and knives that he crafted with just them in mind.

During his life he was employed as a truck driver for several years before surrendering to the ministry and heading to Boys Ranch Town to be a houseparent/father to more than 120 boys over the next 8 years. His call to the ministry was furthered in 1992 as he was called to pastor Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Enid. He went on to Pastor four other churches: Jefferson Baptist in Lawton, Laverty Baptist near Chickasha, First Baptist, Greenfield and Calvary Baptist in Pawhuska. He continued to live in Pawhuska with his wife following his early retirement. A special joy of his heart was his grandson Mark III. He spent hours on end playing cars and "The Avengers" in the floor with him, watching movies and teaching him things that he felt a grandpa should pass down to his grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of the home; his son, Mark Myers Jr., wife Georgiana and their son Mark Myers III; daughter, Sarah Dawn Long, husband Joshua of Ponca City and daughter Christine McCarron with her two children Courtney and Austin; father, Ralph Myers of Wynona; mother, Patricia Pfeiffer of Broken Arrow, a beloved aunt and uncle, Ann and Jerry Crawford; ane sister, Dixie Hanner of Allen, Texas; brothers, Buddy Myers, Steven Myers, Randy Jeffries and Wesley Myers, all of Wynona, Clete Pfeiffer of Moore, and Jimmy Pfeiffer and Jimmy Jeffries of Tulsa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by one brother, Curtis Canaday; his stepparents, Lillian Myers and Jim Pfeiffer; his grandparents, Maudie Willliams, Bessie and Mart Thomas, and Mae and Johnny Goad.