Cpt. Frank Stewart Meyers
Frank Stewart Meyers, 73, of Tulsa, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Born January 12, 1941, the son of Frank Stewart "Sleepy" Meyers
Sr. and Emily Scott Meyers. Growing up, he was particularly fond of his
dog "Doc" and playing outdoors in rural Huntington, West Virginia.
After high school, he met and later married Barbara Sue Powell. In 1966,
he enlisted in the United States Army, and later completed officer candidate
school becoming a Lieutenant. He arrived in Vietnam (one week before the
TET Offensive), serving one year of combat duty and received a bronze
star as well as many other medals for his heroic duty. Although he rarely
talked about his personal experiences of the war, he always said that
"the Vietnam war could have been won militarily." While stationed
at Fort Sill in the early 70s, he became an Aviator and achieved the rank
of Captain. He received Letters of Appreciation from the Colonel and Major
General for a mission he flew for a fellow soldier. After serving our
country with pride and honor, he received academic degrees from Cameron
College (BA, 1971) and the University of Oklahoma (MPA 1975 and Ph.D.
1985). His doctoral work addressed the county commissioner scandal in
Oklahoma and his research culminated in a published book titled "Bad
Times for Good Ol' Boys" Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK
1993. For over twenty years, he taught political science at Cameron University
and served several years as Chairman of the Department. He was loved by
his students. He married Yolanda Rodriguez in 1990 and adopted daughter
Alexandra Meyers. In retirement, he moved to Tulsa to be close to family
where he spent the rest of his life doing what he loved; volunteering
his time reading to fellow soldiers at the VA nursing home in Claremore, OK.
Stew's parents predeceased him. He is survived by Yolanda and Alexandra:
son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Carol Meyers, son and daughter-in-law,
Steven O'Brien Meyers and Gina Meyers: grandchildren, Blake, Stefanie,
Lauren, Brooke and Reid Meyers. A private military funeral will be held
at Ft. Sill National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.