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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday October 25th, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Gary Myers

Gary Luther Myers, 71, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 21, 2019, while fishing with his brother. The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. at Wilkerson Funeral Home Friday, October 25, 2019. Gary was born in Rockingham County to the late James Elbert Myers and Orene Hopkins Myers-Powell. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division, 2nd Battalion (air mobile) 501st infantry. Most of his time was spent as a machine gunner in A-Shau Valley, Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star. He retired from Lorillard with over 30 years in the tobacco industry. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was most happy when he was in a quiet place with nature. Most of all he loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Louella Trahan Myers; children, Christine Myers Taylor (Ben) and James Elson Myers (Vicky); grandchildren, James Elson Myers Jr. and Ella Carlisle Taylor; brother, James Elbert Myers Jr. (Donna) as well as a number of loving nieces, nephews and great-nephews. His body was donated to Wake Forest Baptist for medical research. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.

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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Faye Lawrence Oct 23 2019 6:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Shirley Kay Strader Oct 23 2019 2:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Ron & Donna Walker Oct 23 2019 2:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Joyce Hale Oct 23 2019 1:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Tammy Oct 23 2019 11:16 AM

Dear Donna and Jimmy. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Donna Evans Handy and husband Coy Oct 23 2019 10:51 AM

Ms. Lou and family, Sending heartfelt condolences in the the loss of your loved one.

Della Gaston Oct 23 2019 10:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Myers

Della Gaston Oct 23 2019 10:41 AM

Lou and Family - So sorry for your loss.

Louise Butler Oct 23 2019 9:27 AM

Louella and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all.

June Wilson Oct 22 2019 7:22 PM

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