James H. Myers Jr., 77

JUNE 27, 1935-AUG. 16, 2012

August 17, 2012
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Mr. James H. Myers Jr., 77, a resident of Kepler Home, Elizabethville, Pa., passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the nursing home.

Born June 27, 1935, in Aliquippa, Pa., he was the son of the late James H. Myers Sr. and Juanita Bell (Bowers) Myers Catlett.

Mr. Myers attended school in Jones, W.Va.

He and his wife, the late Mrs. Janet E. (Smith) Myers, were married in August 1956. She passed away March 17, 1990.

During his early years, Mr. Myers worked at a saw mill in Tomahawk, W.Va. After moving to the Waynesboro, Pa., area, he was a utility worker with the gas company, a laborer at Frick Co., and later drove a truck for a feed mill in town, delivering coal. He worked with Dean Hebb in the used car business for a time. Mr. Myers worked in all facets of the asphalt business, first with Baumgardner and Sons Excavating, and with Robert Carter Paving. He retired in 1985 to care for his ailing wife.

Mr. Myers was a former member of Grace Baptist Church and F.O.E. 1758, both of Waynesboro.

He is survived by one son, John R. Smith and his wife, Tina, of Thurmont, Md.; three daughters, Doris Laughrey and her husband, Steve, of Hernando, Fla., Phyllis Johnstone and her husband, James IV, of Layton, Utah, and Tina Hahn and her husband, David, of Waynesboro; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Rhinehart of Hagerstown, Md., Judy Baker of Martinsburg, W.Va., Lola Smith of Martinsburg, and Dawn Willis of Prattville, Ala.; two brothers, Ronnie Myers of Williamsport, Md., and Dale Myers of Inwood, W.Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jack Catlett; a great-grandson, Vernon T. Judy; one sister, Betty Puffenberger; and two brothers, Scott Myers and Paul Myers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Dan McClintock officiating. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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