June 17, 2004
ERIC ANDREW MYERS
(3/31/1975 – 6/5/2004)
Eric Andrew Myers, 29, of Columbia, MO, passed away on June 5, 2004, at the University of Columbia Medical Centers in Columbia, MO.
He was born in Memphis, MO, on March 31, 1975, the son of Roy Thomas Myers III and Kathy Jo Philhaber Myers.
On December 4, 1999, he was united in marriage to Christina Stewart and to this union two children were born, Lexie Eve Myers born June 11, 2000, and Griffen Jay Myers born January 15, 2002.
Eric had been working with his brother, R.T. Myers as a concrete contractor in Columbia, MO, for the past year, prior to that he had worked different jobs in Hannibal, MO, where he lived with his wife and children. Between the years of 1993 through 1999, Eric had enjoyed working with his father on many building projects in Montana, where he lived for two summers with his parents, Tom and Jean Myers. Eric loved Montana and loved to hike and fish there. He went to church faithfully at the First Baptist Church of Bigfork, MT, while living there, and made many friends everywhere he went. He also spent two years of his life on the mission field helping his father build two new church buildings. One was in Knob Noster, MO, and one in Richmond, MO. While in Richmond, Eric attended Calvary Baptist church faithfully and served his Lord by working with the Awana Program there. Eric loved children, and enjoyed his time with the many friends he made there. Eric had a heart of gold, and would gladly lend a helping hand to a stranger if he saw a need.
Eric was a loving, devoted father to his two children, Lexie and Griffen. The times spent with his family were the most important times of his life. He loved the big family get-togethers! He once said, “I have always wanted a family to love and cherish forever, and children that I can do fun things with”.
Eric will be missed by all of us so very much, but we know that his Heavenly Father and his Savior have called him home. Psalms 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”.
Eric was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Roy Thomas and Eva Myers, and Roy G. and Grace Harris; his great-uncle, Ralph Ogden DeWitt; his great-aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Bob Lake; and his grandfather, Roy T. Myers, Jr.
Surviving Eric are his two children, Lexie and Griffin Myers and their mother, Christina of Arbela, MO; his parents, Tom and Jean Myers of Memphis, MO, Kathy and Nick BoGannon of Hannibal, MO; his step-father, Tom Motley of Hannibal, MO; his grandmother, Ruth Myers of Memphis, MO; his brother, R.T. Myers IV of Columbia, MO; other brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews are Curtis E. Ebeling and his children, Josh, Emily and Andrew of Memphis, MO; Chad and Angela Ebeling and their children, Kaleb, Zachary and Lydia of New London, IA, Cinda and Troy Barrett and their children, Mark, Michael, Rachel and Bethany of Memphis, MO;
Uncles and aunts include David and Sarah Myers of Memphis, MO, Melinda and Dave Burrus of Carlton, WA, Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis, MO, Joe and Emily Myers of Kansas City, MO, Melissa and Keith Helseth of Corydan, IA. Surviving first cousins and their families include Brent, Melissa and Little David Myers of Columbia, MO, Karri, Chris, Abi, Katie, and Hannah Feeney of Memphis, MO, Betsy, Rodney, Zoey and Emma Mullings of Springfield, MO, Niki and Matt Kriete of Columbia, MO, Jeremy Burrus of Costa Mesa, CA, Amanda and Jeff Pulley of Rio Vista, CA, Justin and Jacob Burrus of Carlton, WA, John and Chrissy Myers of Memphis, MO, Daniel Myers of St. Louis, MO, Joel Myers of San Diego, CA, Tori and Jessica Helseth of Corydan, IA.
Other relatives include his great-aunt, Anna May DeWitt of Waynesville, MO; his great-uncle and aunt, Charles and Nancy Harris of Memphis, MO, and numerous other cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and acquaintances.
Funeral services were held June 10, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis, MO, with the Pastors Jeff Ables and Dan Blakeslee officiating. Music was furnished by Arleta Dye, pianist, Emily Myers, instrumental soloist, and Schelle Cooley, soloist. Pallbearers were Joe Myers, R.T. Myers, Chad Ebeling, Mark Myers, David Myers, and Curtis Ebeling. Honorary pallbearers were Joel Myers, Brent Myers, John Myers, Daniel Myers, Jeremy Burrus, Justin Burrus, and Jacob Burrus. Interment was in the Edinburg Cemetery, Scotland County, MO. Memorials are suggested to a trust fund to be set up for his children, in care of Tom Myers, and may be mailed to or left at Gerth Funeral Service, 115 South Main, Memphis, MO 63555. Gerth Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements from their Memphis, MO chapel.