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Maj. Joseph William Eyler, Iii, Usaf (Ret.)

June 1, 1937 — November 1, 2021

Joseph William Eyler III, a loving husband of 66 years, proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, veteran of the United States Air Force, and former pastor of Ekklesia of the Word, gained his reward in Heaven on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Born on June 1, 1937, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Joe was the son of the late Joseph William Eyler Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Eyler. He grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of 18, Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Major. As part of his service, he piloted several missions in the Vietnam War. In Warner Robins, GA, Joe retired from the United States Air Force in 1975.

Following his retirement in 1986, Joe and his wife, Kay, became the Groundskeepers of the Indian Springs Holiness Campgrounds in Flovilla, GA. In 1989, they felt the Lord calling them to full-time ministry and moved to Broken Arrow, OK, where they obtained their associate degrees in Seminary at Rhema Bible School. In 1991, they returned to Warner Robins, and planted Ekklesia of the Word church where he served as pastor for 21 years. Joe and Kay were members at Faith Life Family Church, Warner Robins, GA. The many fond memories with family and friends, his words of wisdom, prayers, love of God, and leadership will be cherished until we join him with Jesus.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his grandson, Scott Bowen of Sedro-Wooley, WA; son-in-law, Ralph Bowen; and siblings, William Dunlap of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Harry Dunlap of Ocala, FL, and Roberta Eyler of Spokane, WA.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Kay; his four children, Barbara Bowen, Joe Eyler, IV, (Linda), Jim Eyler (Beth), and Donna Davis (Randy); four grandchildren, Mark Bowen (Carla), Sheryl Carson (Ben), Maj. Randy Davis, Jr. (Kacie), Denise Davis (Chris McDaniel); and 10 great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Schwab, Autumn Davis, Peyton Bowen, Coty Carson, CJ McDaniel, Ayden Davis, Deanna McDaniel, Bo Carson, Rylee Bowen, and Rebecca Davis.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Life Family Church, 1519 Leverette Rd., Warner Robins, GA. A military burial service will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 11:45 a.m. at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA, 31711.

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