Obituary of Melvin L Myers
Melvin Leroy Myers was born in Monroe on April 19, 1935. He was the son of the late Floyd and Ruby (Wylie) Myers. Melvin was raised in a Christian home and the family was active with the church of God. He attended Monroe High School graduating with the Class of 1953. Melvin was a true Patriot and served his country honorably and proudly in the United States Army during Korea.
He married the former Lynda Corns on June 29, 1956. The couple would be blessed with three sons. Melvin was a wonderful husband and father and an excellent provider. He would be employed for thirty years as an Electrician for Ford Motor Company. Melvin would further his studies earning an Associates Degree from Monroe County Community College.
A lifelong Monroe resident, Melvin, loved his Lord, and played his guitar at the North Monroe Street Church of God where he was a faithful member. He had a fascination with automobiles enjoying wrenching on them. He also obtained his pilot’s license, loved to fly, and often spoke of the day when he might own his own plane. An avid hunter, Melvin was known for his love of wearing hats.
Melvin Leroy Myers, age 85, of Monroe passed away at Medilodge of Monroe on Sunday, May 10, 2020. In addition to his parents his passing was preceded by one brother: Richard Myers; and two sisters: Yvonne Oley and Eileen Farris.
To cherish his memory he leaves three sons: Richard (Darla) Myers of Monroe, Michael (Angie) Myers of Muskegon, and Steven Myers of Scottsdale, Arizona; three sisters: Rose Myers of Monroe, Beverly Sulfaro of Ida, and Lisa Barton of Ohio; five grandchildren: Michael and Mark Myers both of Monroe and Torri Myers, Kayla Myers and Alyssa Myers all of Muskegon; three great grandchildren: Khloe, Griffin, and Mitchell.
Due to social gathering restrictions, a private gathering and service will be held at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. Pastor Heath Hunter, Associate Pastor of the North Monroe Street Church of God will officiate. Friends may watch the service at 11:00am, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 through Zoom (please call for login information) or by live FACEBOOK stream on the Merkle Funeral Service Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Humane Society of Monroe. Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com.