Frank Myers Jr., of Tellico Plains, won the battle and claimed his victory on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family, at Starr Regional Health and Rehabilitation of Etowah.
He was born on March 3, 1943, at the family farm in the Rural Vale Community, to Frank Sr. and Icie Peals Myers. Frank was a 1961 graduate of Alcoa High School, and served in the United States Marine Corps.
He served in many civic organizations and clubs in Tellico Plains. The most dear to his heart was serving as Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. He served as the scoutmaster for troop 115 of Tellico Plains for over 50 years. His devotion to scouting has changed the lives of numerous boys, and he will always be remembered for his cooking skills and scouting stories.
Frank’s love to serve the people in his hometown inspired him to open Myers Funeral Home in Tellico Plains in March of 1973. His wife Sharon and their three children have followed in his footsteps, by becoming licensed funeral directors and working by his side throughout the years.
Frank’s love of farming has been passed on as well. Myers Farm has been in the family for over 100 years. Several family members continue to work on the farm. He was known as a hard worker who liked black cows and green tractors. His farming led to Myers Excavation, where he enjoyed working with his backhoe and dozer.
He was 75 years old.
Preceded in death by: his parents, listed above; his father and mother-in-law, Richard and Minnie Aldridge; sister-in-law, Margie Myers; nephew, Keith McDaniel.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Sharon Myers;
Son and daughter-in-law, Frank “Bud” III and Tammy Myers;
Daughters and sons-in-law, Lee Ann and Tim Adams, Dana Jo and Steve Ryan;
Granddaughters and spouses, Maranda Shaw, Jodie and Jeremiah Underwood, Amber and David Davis, Leah Myers;
Grandsons and spouse, Damon and Neyland Shaw, Dalton Myers, Jeb Best;
Great-grandchildren, Maverick, Mayvin, Skyler, and Rylee Jo;
Brother, David Myers;
Sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Dwight Broome;
Sister-in-law, Joyce McDaniel;
Children by heart, Yuliya and Ozzie Webb, Tatiana and Jason Kyker, along with several others;
Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Frank has been blessed with many many wonderful friends throughout the years.
The chapel was open for viewing at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. in Myers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. B.J. Wall, the Rev. Jerry Plaster, the Rev. Darryl Veal and the Rev. Ronnie Best officiating.
Family and friends assembled at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Myers Funeral Home, and proceeded to Brown Hill Cemetery for the 11 a.m. committal service, with military honors. The Rev. Gennis Best officiated. To honor Frank’s love of farming, the family requested anyone who wanted to participate dress in farm clothes for the committal service. Frank’s son, sons-in-law and grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made www.alztennessee,org/give/donate-now, or to Brown Hill Cemetery Fund, C/O Steve Harris 819 Mecca Pike, Tellico Plains, TN 37385.
Myers Funeral Home of Tellico Plains is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry on our website at www.myersfuneralhometn.com