Byron Myers, 94, of Greenville, died at 8:04 a.m. on Friday at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, with the Rev. Vic Kaltenbach officiating. Burial was in Mulberry Grove Cemetery. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Lawrence Catholic Church or Masses at the church.
Mr. Myers was born on May 13, 1914, in Joplin, Mo., the son of Clarence Marvin and Maude Serenea Tolliver Myers. He married Marie A. Tomczak on July 1, 1944, in Baltimore, Md.
He grew up in Flora and attended schools there. He joined the Army on May 12, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. He served for four years, including overseas for two years, one month and 13 days, and was discharged on June 12, 1945, at Ft. Dix, N.J. He was awarded several service medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge.
He worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Browns Produce in Farina, Dave Banks Poultry in Mulberry Grove, Illinois Department of Transportation (for six years), as a custodian for Mulberry Grove Schools and at Crane Packing for 11 years, retiring in 1977. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing.
He served as a Republican precinct committeeman, was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and was a former member of Veters of Foreign Wars Post 3862 in Vandalia.
He is survived by his wife; children, Ron J. Myers and his wife Kay of Effingham, Roger L. Myers and his wife Gale of Hillsboro, and Ann M. Myers of Vandalia; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorretha Grahn of Aurora, Louise Bell of Aurora, Betty and her husband John McCarell of Silvas, and Jean Peters of Flora.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, twin Myron, Kenneth, Clarence, Arline Jaehing and Marie Casolari.