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Charles William "Bill" Myers
December 11, 1945 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Charles "Bill" Myers, age 77, of Jackson and formerly of Willow Springs, Missouri. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 in Cape Girardeau surrounded by loved ones. Bill was born on Dec. 11, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, and grew up in Oak Ridge.
He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Hester Myers; his brother, Dr. Donald Dean Myers; brother-in-law Harold Robinson; and son-in-law, Todd Naeter. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Greta (nee Miller), his daughters Celeste Myers of Jackson, Jessica (Laura Sciavolino) Myers of Houston, Texas and Kirsten (Kathryn Prybylski) Myers of Brooklyn, New York; his grandchildren, Owen DeMarco of Austin, Texas and Nadia Myers of Cape Girardeau.
He was the youngest of six and was incredibly close with his siblings, Gene (Jeanie), Dale (Judy), Mary Robinson, Ruth (Larry) Barks, as well as Greta's family, brother-in-law Rodney (Jan) Miller, aunt, Rada Kamp, cousin, Lee Fronabarger. He cherished his many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Bill graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1963 and then attended Southeast Missouri State where he was a Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity brother. He graduated in 1967, enlisted in the Air Force and married Greta in 1969. A lifelong educator and mentor, Bill worked in many Missouri school districts as a teacher, coach and administrator. He retired as principal from Willow Springs High School in 2004. He is fondly remembered by hundreds of former colleagues, students and their families, and he stayed in touch with many. It brought him great joy to continue to attend sporting events of his former schools and students.
Bill never met a stranger; he loved chatting with everyone he met, and he always asked about his daughters' friends and families. Greta and Bill loved to travel across the United States and in Europe, often visiting Houston and New York City for his girls; many fun trips were with his niece, Amy and her husband, Steve Dustmann. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Mizzou Tigers and attended home and away games in multiple states. His smoked meat was some of the best around and was his signature home closing gift during his time as a real estate agent.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, with Charles Mangels officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Goshen Cemetery or to Hester Myers Scholarship Fund at Oak Ridge High School.
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