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Ed Myers

December 24, 1948 - August 5, 2016
Vicksburg, MI

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Visitations


Monday, August 8, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Vicksburg Location
409 South Main Street
Vicksburg, MI 49097
(269) 649-1697
Driving Directions

Services


Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Country Christian Evangelical Free Church
9286 South 36th Street
Scotts, MI 49088
Web Site

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Michigan Chapter
1471 East 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 582-2900
Driving Directions
Web Site

Country Christian Evangelical Free Church
9286 South 36th Street
Scotts, MI 49088
Web Site

Awana
Web Site

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Wedel's Nursery Florist & Garden Center
5020 Texas Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 345-1195
Driving Directions

Polderman's Florist & Garden Center
8710 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327-3656
Driving Directions

Life Story / Obituary


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Strong–willed, determined, and hardworking, George Edward “Ed” Myers was a husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his time with his immediate and his large extended family immensely. Ed lived his life to the fullest by remaining active in church activities and varying hobbies. He enjoyed running, deer hunting with his son , roller skating, golf, as well as watching his favorite football team, the Detroit Lions, lose time and time again. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

The 1940’s were characterized by WWII. Through the courage and dedication of those who fought, they spent much of this decade in a battle for a way of life that the country and western powers had spent two centuries building. By 1948, the first prefab homes were being built to solve the growing need of the baby boomers and they were cheap enough for people to afford. Televisions were appearing in more and more homes, NASCAR held its first race in Daytona, and the musical South Pacific opened on Broadway. That same year, George "Ed" was born into a hard working farm family, to parents George and June (Babcock) Myers on December 24, 1948 in Frankfort, Michigan. Ed joined his sister, Colleen as the second child before their siblings, Bill and Pam followed.

Growing up in Manistee County, Ed was very active in high school. He was a distance runner competing at the state level in addition to playing football. After graduating from Brethren High in 1967, he left home to enlist in the United States Army, and expected to serve in Vietnam but was diverted to Korea as a result of the capture of the US submarine USS Pueblo. Upon discharge, he bought himself the car of his dreams; a 1969 Chevy Camaro. Not to be forgotten was the year 1970 when he met, Kaye who would become his wife. Introduced by a cousin who was attending the same beauty school as Kaye Larkin, their first date was a movie on a college student’s budget. The happy couple was joined in marriage on November 28, 1970 in beautiful Traverse City. After marrying, he successfully completed an Associate’s degree from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City in 1972. Together, they raised two wonderful children; Becky and Keith.

He accepted his first job in his field in Cadillac, Michigan. The young family stayed there for just over three years before he landed a better opportunity in Kalamazoo, Michigan. By 1980, the Upjohn Company hired him as an electronic technician where he remained until 2008. In addition, Ed also served as a volunteer first responder with the Upjohn Fire Department and took on various leadership roles with the Awana children’s ministry program including the Awana Olympics. The organization held a very special place in his heart, as he served for over 30 years at varying churches.

About the time his kids were in middle school and high school they had both started running and it lit a spark for him to get involved with running again. Always a competitor, he trained for the 1992 Boston Marathon and finished in around three hours! No small feat for someone in his forties! Later, moving to Vicksburg allowed Ed to spend more time enjoying country living. He enjoyed raising chickens, gardening, and trapping raccoons. He occasionally enjoyed heading out for breakfast with family, former coworkers or church friends. Most recently, Ed was a regular attendee of Country Christian Evangelical Church in Scotts which brought him great joy and satisfaction.

Considered a lifelong learner, Ed took opportunities for continuing education in varying subjects including physics, HVAC, etc. He was a Civil War buff, a collector of just about anything and enjoyed both roller skating at Long Lake Roller Rink and golfing. His passion for life was seen through his day to day living. Never one to sit still, his eight grandchildren; Natalie, Chloe, Sarah, Jonah, Emily, Rebekah, Josiah, and Joshua helped to keep him busy. Each grandchild was made to feel special to Ed as he adored equally each and every one of them. He also followed in his father’s tradition by taking them out for ice cream during nearly every visit.

Ed enjoyed listening to the Oldies however; most recently he could be found listening to the sweet sounds of Joey Feek. Her music connected with him on many levels as the two of them battled cancer and her faith was an inspiration to him. There is no doubt that Ed will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. His wonderful legacy of love and compassion will be shared for generations to come.

George “Ed” Myers, of Vicksburg passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kaye; two children: Becky (Mark) Spragg, of IL; Keith Myers, of Kalamazoo; eight grandchildren: Natalie, Chloe, Sarah, Jonah, Emily, Rebekah, Josiah, Joshua. He was also survived by his siblings: Colleen (Larry) Luhtanen, of Cadillac; Bill Myers, of AZ; Pam (Steve) Hejl, of Bear Lake; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4 to 7pm at Life Story Funeral Home, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg (269-649-1697). The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11AM at Country Christian, 9286 South 36th Street in Scotts with a brief visitation prior to the service beginning at 10am. He will be buried privately with military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Please visit Ed’s webpage at www.lifestorynet.com where you can sign his guestbook and share a memory and/or photo. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Awana, Country Christian Evangelical Free Church, and/or the Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation.

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