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Alton Gay Myers, Sr.

August 15, 1940 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 78)

In the cold early morning hours of January 4, 2019, Alton Gay Myers, Sr., walked in to the warm embrace of Jesus, with his children by his side.

He was born August 15, 1940, the son of the late Arlie Wilson Myers and Henrietta Hershman Myers. He was one of nine children, three sisters and five brothers, Beaulah Shahan, Beryl Shahan, Kenneth Myers, Beatrice Long, Karl Myers, Paul Myers, Junior Myers and Walter Myers.

He was a graduate from Tucker County High School with the class of 1959. He was a long time employee of Sterling Faucet until when it closed in 1995. Alton was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He also enjoyed bee keeping, farming, gardening and ramp hunting and dinners. He was a devoted family man, who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his close friend Sarah and his four children, Alton G Myers, Jr., and friend Rhonda, Mark and wife  Kelly Myers, Arlie and wife Tonya Myers, Cheryl and husband William  Brock and son by choice, Roger and wife Melissa Bolyard; his grandchildren, Michelle Myers, Brittany Myers, Joshua Myers, Jessica Myers, Nicholas Myers, Whitney Myers, Allison Conner, Kasey Strahin, Maura Strahin, Jillian Brock, Kaitlynd Bolyard, (his favorite) Brooklyn Bolyard and Addison Bolyard; his great grandchildren, Savannah Taylor, Colton Taylor, Josiah Conner and Olivia Myers.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Justin Myers, his nephews, Earl Shahan, Jeremiah Myers, Wally Myers, Adam Myers and a niece Angela Shahan.

Special thanks to his friends, cousin, Ralph Scumaci,  Aaron Clevenger, (WVDNR), Jay Schifano, ( Glotfelty Tire) and Attorney Robert Berryman.

Family and friends will be received at the Burke Funeral Home in Rowlesburg on Sunday January 6, from 2-8 pm.  On Monday January 7, 2019 Mr. Myers will lie in repose at the Etam United Methodist Church from 12 noon untill 1 pm the funeral hour with Chaplin David Spence officiating.  Interment will following in the Etam Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Etam United Methodist Church at 35 Bluebird Drive Rowlesburg, WV 26425.

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