ELMER J. MYERS

1933-2010

Elmer Junior Myers, 77, Newcomerstown, passed away Friday morning, April 30, 2010, at the Wade Park Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, following a short illness.

Elmer was born in Oxford Township, Coshocton County, on Jan. 23, 1933, a son of the late Elmer Neff Myers and Carmelia Geneva King Myers.

He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1951. Elmer was an Army veteran, serving as an air craft mechanic in Korea during the Korean War with the 204th Field Artillery Battalion, stationed out of Gary AFB, Texas.

Following his Army duties, he returned to Ohio and was employed at the former Belden Brick factory, Port Washington, for over 25 years as a brick drawer. After Belden closed, he was employed at the Allen Lumber Mill, Oxford Township, for over 12 years until his retirement. He also was the owner and operator of the former Sinclair gas station in Newcomerstown for a few years. Elmer was a member of the Thomas Montgomery Post 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, where he served two terms as commander. He served as a Little League and T-Ball League coach for 17 years with the Cy Young Youth Baseball League, Newcomerstown. Elmer also enjoyed playing the guitar with his friends and the Max Hardesty Band for several years. He also enjoyed growing tomatoes and making his own wine.

In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Floyd and Glen Myers, both of Guernsey County, Walter Myers of Springfield and Juanita Myers of Georgia.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 46 years, Edith J. Golden Myers of Newcomerstown, whom he married Sept. 11, 1963.

Elmer also leaves his children, step-son, Steven K. Golden of Newcomerstown; daughter, Robin L. (Denny) Robinson of West Lafayette, son, Duane Scott (Shawna) Myers of New Philadelphia, and his twin daughters, Sheryl L. Little and her companion, Jim R. McDonnell of Newcomerstown and Sherry L. (David W.) Butler of Newcomerstown; three grandsons, Dustin S. Robinson of West Lafayette, Joshua Andrew Wagner of Dundee and Greg A. Little of Newcomerstown; a great-grandson, Conrad S. Robinson of West Lafayette; three step-grandchildren, David W. "Pete" Butler of Marion, Ronnie J. Plants and Gene A. Plants, both of New Philadelphia; a step-great-grandson, David J. Sanders of West Virginia; two brothers and a sister, Paul Myers and Victor (Sally) Myers, all of Seattle, Wash., and Geneva Trimble of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

To honor Elmer's wishes, his remains were cremated. Memorial services and burial of his ashes was Saturday morning, May 8, 2010, at the King's Family Cemetery, Indian Road, Oxford Township. The Rev. Charles H. Caldwell conducted the services. Military graveside services were performed by the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard. Following the services, Elmer's family and friends gathered for a luncheon and fellowship at the Thomas Montgomery Post 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, Newcomerstown.

The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown was entrusted with the arrangements.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Elmer's name to the Newcomerstown American Legion, One Canal Court, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.