Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

May 30, 2014

Walter Calvin Myers Jr.

Walter Calvin Myers Jr., 84, of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 28, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Calvin was born to W. C. “Kelly” Myers Sr. and Mary Dempsey Myers on March 6, 1930. He grew up in Corsicana and Mildred, attending Mildred High School, where he set the record for the 1 mile run, which stood for many years.

He married LaVerne Thomas of Longview on Jan. 9, 1953. He was in the ranching business for a long time, and showed prize cattle at Fat Stock shows around the country. He later moved back to Corsicana where he worked for Nipak and then later for the James L. Collins Catholic School.

He was a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #258 in Corsicana for many years, earning the Silver Beaver Award, the Scouter’s Key, and the District Award of Merit. He was also an avid oil painter and gave many of his paintings away to family and friends. Calvin was an active member of Wesley Methodist Church from 1966 to 1984, and First United Methodist Church from 1984 to present.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, LaVerne Myers; daughter, Violet Myers Dickson and husband John of Denton; son, Brad Myers and wife Zoey of Harrisville, West Virginia; son, Kelly R. Myers and wife Carol of Star Harbor; son, Steve Myers and wife Susan of Lubbock; brother, John Myers and wife Darlene of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Harris of Palestine; sister, Jeannette Whitehead of Corsicana; brother, Larry Myers and wife Becky of Waxahachie; sister, Charlotte Groening and husband Kenneth of Godley; brother-in-law, Teddy R. Thomas of Issaquah, Washington; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and 13 nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bayard Pratt officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to care givers at Trisun Care Center for their love and support, and to Dr. Dale Campbell and Dr. John Updegrove, who took such good care of him.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Calvin Myers obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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