In Loving Memory of Phil Myers
November 23, 1946 – November 11, 2023
Phil loved the Lord. He lived his life with unwavering faith and a deep devotion to his family. Born and raised in Ellisville, Mississippi; he embodied the true spirit of the South – warm, humble, kind-hearted, and always ready to lend a helping hand. His genuine selflessness touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Phil never knew a stranger and greeted every person with a hearty “Well hello, so glad to see you…”
Phil is survived by his loving wife, Linda, and their children, the eldest, Kris Myers, his wife Kathy, their sons Nolan and Ty; his second born, Kyle Myers; his only daughter, Kari Myers Harris, her husband Joe, their daughters Addison and Riley, and his sister Mimi Allen.
As a father, Phil was an extraordinary role model, guiding with love, wisdom, and an undeniable commitment. He cherished every moment spent with his children, instilling the values of compassion, integrity, and the importance of family. His gentle nature and infectious laughter created a home filled with warmth and love, where memories were made and cherished.
A devoted husband, Phil shared an unbreakable bond with his beloved wife, Linda. Their love story was one of true partnership, built on a foundation of trust, respect, and unconditional support. Together, they weathered life’s storms and celebrated its joys, creating a legacy of love that will forever inspire us.
To his siblings, Mimi, Janie, and Joe, he was not only a brother but also a friend. His presence brought comfort and strength to their lives.
Phil was a man of many talents and passions. Whether he was serving his congregation, tending to his garden, sharing stories around the dinner table, or lending a helping hand to those in need, his generosity knew no bounds. His unwavering faith in God guided his every step and was an inspiration to all. During his lifetime, his compassionate and humble nature made him a trusted and respected figure who served as a dedicated Minister of Education nationwide: Second Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri; Parkway Baptist Church, Natchez, Mississippi; Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, Oklahoma; First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee; First Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina then returning to Council Road Baptist Church, and retiring at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City as a Children’s Minister. Phil’s passion for children’s ministry was evident in everything he did. He dedicated his life to teaching young hearts about the love and grace of God. His charming and engaging personality made him a favorite among the children he served, and his impact on their lives will be remembered for years to come.
Phil’s legacy of faith, love, and devotion will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched, and his memory will continue to inspire all who knew him for years to come.
“God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So, He put His arms around you and whispered, ‘Come to Me.'”
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
*In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Southern Hills Baptist Church’s preschool building renovation in Phil’s honor.
8601 S Pennsylvania,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73159.