John Walter Myers Sr.

Published 3:54 pm Sunday, June 3, 2018

John Walter Myers Sr., 77, of Advance, died at his home Friday, May 25, 2018.

Born in Forsyth County on Dec. 27, 1940, he was the son of the late James and Gladys Keaton Myers. He was the widower of the late Bertha Spaugh Myers and they had been married for 55 years. Mr. Myers was a retired greenskeeper for Hillscrest Golf Course in Winston-Salem where he was employed for 45 years. He was a member of Davie Baptist Church.

Surviving: 3 sons, Glenn Myers, John Myers Jr. (Robin) and James Myers (Nita), all of Advance; 3 daughters, Janet Miller (Mike) of Winston-Salem, Kathy Griffin (Chuck) of Mocksville and Cynthia Garner (Paul) of Newport; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Amanda Marie Myers; 2 sisters, Betty Blake and Edith Mortor; and a brother, James Myers Jr.

The Doby family was a part of his extended family which included a step-mother, the late Bertha Doby Myers, and a number of step-brothers and step-sisters.

A celebration of life memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.