James ‘Jack’ Myers, 96, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home in Gretna, Va. He was born on October 15, 1923 in News Ferry, Va. on the Myers Family Farm in Halifax County. He was the son of the late William Madison Myers Sr. and Minnie Kate Boaze. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Shelton. Also preceded by five sisters and eight brothers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Myers is survived by five daughters and one adopted son. Edith Clark and Ralph of New Bern N.C., Deborah Lunsford and the late Wayne Lunsford of Virgilina, Va., Donna Myers of Danville, Va., Jackie Hamlett and Bobby of Providence, N.C., Sue Hailey and Roy of Blairs, Va. and Rex Neal and Pat of Gretna, Va. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. There are many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Myers was an longtime employee of Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company. In his retirement years, he had a big Antique Clock Business at his home which he worked up until he became sick in March 2019.
Mr. Myers was a proud WWII Army Veteran having serving in the 17th Airborne Division Paratroopers 513th Company G. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany. He never spoke about his service years until the last year of his life.
A Memorial Service will be at Christian Tabernacle Church in Callands, Va. on February 22, 2020. There will be visitation for friends and family at 10 a.m. and the service to be conducted by his friends, Pastors Roy Parker, L.W. Adams, and Tim Hayes at 11 a.m.
For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.