Kermit Paul (KP) Myrick, age 72, passed away on November 4, 2019 with family at his side at his home in Terre Haute, Indiana. His was a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes in Northeast Montana. His Sioux Indian Name was Tatonka Wanagi, “Buffalo Ghost”. KP was born in Poplar, Montana to Paul W. Myrick and Betty Lou Eder/Welch on January 19, 1947 and raised by his stepfather Frank “Shorty” Welch. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and spent the next 23 years serving his country as a highly decorated Combat Infantry Veteran of both the Dominican Republic Crisis and the Vietnam Conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and two Meritorious Service Medals among many others. Later in life, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and helping others whenever and however he could. KP married Marlene “Molly” Toavs in 1966 and had seven children: John Paul, Darin (Stacie), Debra Weeks (Wayne), Paul (Mildred), Jonathan, Sherry Passananti (Fred), and Christopher. KP married his current wife, Sandra Myrick in 1988 and bore Dakota (Shelby) and raised John Featherston (Alissa). KP had 24 grand-children and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul W. Myrick and Betty Lou Eder/Welch, his Grandparents Charles and Kitty Eder and Suzi and Angus Myrick, his stepfather Frank “Shorty” Welch, his son John Paul Myrick, three brothers Terry Lee Welch, Utah Welch, and Nevada Welch. A viewing will be at Greiner Funeral Home in Terre Haute, Indiana on Thursday, November 7 from 1-3pm and a service at 3pm. A burial will be held in Poplar, Montana to be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations for his Service and/or Burial may be made with the Family or at the Funeral Home.
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