William E. “Bill” Myers left for his eternal journey on June 7, 2013. He passed away at Laurel Health and Rehab where he had been receiving assistance after a recent illness. He is now at peace, without pain, and has made a tee time and set up a pool match! The Lord is your protector and will watch over you always.
Bill was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 12, 1936 to William E. Myers Sr. and Gertrude (Rice) Myers. He spent his formative years in Wilmington and graduated from Brown HIgh School. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for twenty years. He was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant and served stateside and overseas in Japan, Italy, and Korea. He was informed that his last transfer would be at Logan and he mistakenly thought that was in reference to “Boston”; he certainly wasn’t expecting the attachment at Logan Field of Billings, MT. Thus, began his life and times at Billings. Prior to his retirement, he attended Rocky Mountain College and then began his second career at the Cenex refinery in 1974.
Bill was an entrepreneur at heart. He purchased several properties for re-sale, started an auto-detail business, was a landowner in the Bull Mountains, and pursued his passion for pool and golf. He was a charter member at Pryor Creek Golf Club and enjoyed several golfing trips in many states. He also played in numerous pool tournaments, frequently “running the table”! Bill participated in the Big Sky State games for pool and medaled for three years; an accomplishment he was very proud of.
Family, integrity, honor, humor, education, and a man’s word were life’s components that were utterly important to Bill. He championed and supported his family’s endeavors for continuing education and was very proud of their accomplishments.
Bill is survived by his wife Jackie (Glover) Myers and his children from his first marriage. Diana (Larnelle) Emmanuel; William E. “Skip” (Joy) Myers III; Renita (Barry) Frazier; and Robin (Ondre) Henry, all of whom live in California. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, his brother Beverly, and his nephew Ryan Glover. His life was well lived and he was well loved.
Visitation will be 2-8pm Monday and funeral services 1pm Tuesday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Military honors will be held at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.