Myers, John H.

John H. Myers of Blacksburg, passed away on March 7, 2018. John was preceded by his brother, Stanley Wright, brother-in-law, Garland Proco and his only grandson, Philip Justin Carr.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Cox Myers, daughter, Kala Myers Drewry (Dan), son, John Clark Myers, sisters, Lois Long (Donnie), Pat McNair (John), Sylvia Rader (Randy), brother, Michael Dorman (Geneva), brothers-in-law, Lowell Cox (Alta), David Cox (Betty), Carlos Cox (Frances), sisters-in-law, Linda Blackburn (Joey), Connie Proco, Nola Blanks and Terrie Wright, grandchildren, Ashley and Lesley Carr, Alisa Myers and his step-children, Dennis Crawford (Donna), Elaine Cook (Dan), Crissie Eichler (Lori), step-grandchildren, Kevin Cupp (Taylor), Daniel Cook, Hunter Crawford (Casie), Chloe Parmer (Cary) and one step great grandchild, Scarlet who he loved as his own.

John was a master electrician and high voltage cable splicer. He was proud of the jobs he did on the construction of the Virginia Tech Coliseum, Lane Stadium, Corning Glass, Motel and Restaurant at Peaks of Otter, Old Leggett’s building in Pearisburg, School Cafeterias in Eggleston, Newport and Rich Creek. He also worked on the Old Viscose Plant and Roanoke Baptist Church. He went to work at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant on June 12, 1967 in the Electric Shop and retired in 2002 after 5 years in the Power House.

John Loved his Craig County farm, his black angus cattle, his four wheel drive tractors, John Deere, Kabota and Massey Ferguson. John also loved hunting from the time he started coon and bear hunting in the late 1950’s. When he wasn’t hunting he enjoyed making deviled eggs and curing country hams. John loved to go to the Livestock markets in Narrows and Christiansburg to visit with his friends.

He was a Masonic veteran. He served as Worshipful Master of Newport Lodge #261 in 1965 and 1971. He was Worshipful Master of Mountain Lodge #140 in 1976. He was proud to have served as District Deputy Grand Master in the 41st Masonic District in 1972.

He will be laid to rest in the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley with Newport Lodge #261 doing Masonic Rites. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Cox and Pastor Eric Willoughby officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8:00pm Friday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.