BLAIRSVILLE -- Mr. Robert Myers, age 100, of Tina's Ct. , Blairsville , GA passed away on January 20, 2012 in Union General Hospital . Bob was born in Mount Blanchard , Ohio November 26, 1911. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt & Ethel Myers, and all five of his siblings; two brothers, Clifton and Garmin Myers; three sisters, Dorothy, Addie and Cletus, and first wife, Lottie Mae Seay Myers. He was a member of First Baptist Church , Blairsville, where he attended church services faithfully every Sunday until the last two weeks of his life. A 100th birthday party was held for him at the church in November, 2011 which pleased him very much and he enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends there.
He is survived by wife Lucille Hayes Myers, son Lamar Myers and his wife Jane of Americus, GA and step-daughter Jerryann and her husband Stan Larson who live in Blairsville, grandchildren Merritt Myers, Sabrina (Nathan) Bedford, Scott (Anita) Key; great grandsons Andrew (Thelma) Dickens, Brian (Katy) Earwood, Alex Williams, Cameron Key, Skyler Key; great granddaughters Wendi Owens and Nicole Williams; great-great grandchildren, Dakotah, Masen and Peyton Earwood, Lisa Bedford, Ariel and Keira Dickens all from central Georgia or central Florida areas, special niece, Carol (David) Sedgwick of Blairsville, and nieces and nephews in both Albany, GA and Findlay, Ohio areas.
He met his first wife Lottie in Albany , GA and had 52 years of marriage together. Bob then worked for the U. S. Marine Corps Supply Center in Albany for awhile and later managed the body shop of the Chevrolet dealership there for many years. After Lottie's death he married Lucille Hayes and they have been married for over 20 years, living in Blairsville for seven years at the time of his death.
Bob had a fantastic mind with a photographic memory and loved to talk about his many early life and job experiences, having left home as a teenager, traveling across the USA and working at a variety of jobs to 'earn his way' as he went, including road building, circuses, as cook on a ship, various carpentry jobs and many more. He was an avid reader and also loved to work in his shop where he made furniture and other items including many of his own tools of both wood and metal. He was very knowledgeable about gardening and plants and kept a nice vegetable garden until his health began to slow him down.
Bob Myers was a great inspiration and a joy to know; a hard-working, generous, gentle and honest person with very high integrity. He treated everyone he met with great respect. Bob worked hard all his life and experienced many financial hardships and setbacks in his early years, but he always found a way to help others in need. His big contagious and friendly smile earned him the nickname "Smiley" from many who knew him, including those at his local doctor's office at High Mountain Healthcare. He always greeted Dr. Cindy Libert with that big smile no matter what else was going on with his health and he loved the special attention she gave him. He was deeply loved by many friends and family and all who knew him will miss him greatly.
Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Blairsville , GA on Tuesday, January 24th at 11 a.m. conducted by Dr. Fred Lodge, pastor of First Baptist Church , Blairsville.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to First Baptist Church Faith Builders Sunday School Class, who perform many kind services to those in need in our community.
No graveside services will be held as interment will be in Albany , GA at a later date.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com
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