George William Myers

03/19/1940 - 08/20/2016
Service Date: 08/27/2016
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 825 S 32nd St., Mesa, Arizona

George William Myers, 76, of Mesa Arizona passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday, August 20, 2016 surrounded by his family.  George fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for the last 18 months.  He was born March 19, 1940 to Cecil and Bernice Myers in Huntington, Indiana.  George married Donna Jean Earlywine May 2, 1959  and was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple June 15, 1971.  George served his country in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings including that of Bishop of the Huntington Ward from 1983-1987.  George worked most of his life for Triad-Utrad/Litton Industries in Huntington, Indiana.  After George retired, he and Donna served an LDS Mission in Knoxville, Tennessee.

George is survived by his wife Donna and their five children: Ronald Myers, Renee Emmons, Dr. Rochelle Myers, Rita Myers, Ryan (Lisa) Myers, eight grandchildren: Michele, Marisa, Megan, Seth, Quentin, Quianna, Ariana, Milan, five great-grandchildren: Tori, Tavis, Takara, Keegan, Cadence, and two brothers: Jim Myers and Jon Myers.  He is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Bernice, his son Randall Myers, and a sister Sherry Huffman.

There will be a viewing on Friday August 26, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Bunker Family Funeral Home – 3529 E. University Drive Mesa, Arizona.  Funeral services will take place Saturday August 27, 2016 at 2pm with a viewing prior to the service from 12:30-1:30pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel – 825 S. 32nd Street Mesa, Arizona.  Burial will be on Monday August 29, 2016 at 11am in the National Memorial Cemetery – 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • Dad, you were the best father a girl could ever ask for. You were always there for me. Your wisdom, counsel, and love will be sorely missed! Thank you for always being there for our family. You are the ultimate example of how a father should be! I will always cherish the memories, until we meet again. I LOVE you!!!

  • Dad,

    You were the perfect example of how a father should be. You loved us all unconditionally. You made us all feel like we were the favorite and we all knew we could count on you for whatever we needed. Thank you for all your and time. Thank you for being a worthy Priesthood. I love you and miss you and I know we will be together forever. You are my hero!!

  • I worked with George for many years at Triad-Utrad/Magnetek and enjoyed his friendship. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. He gave the good fight and is now at peace and pain free with our Lord! Rest in peace my ole friend and I will see you again someday! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time and will continue for the next days and weeks to come. He was a good man!

  • Dear Donna and family, What a great man we lost! I will always remember the great Bishop he was to me and my family when we first moved to Huntington Ward. Please know how sorry I am and that you all will be in my prayers.

  • Prayers for Peace and Comfort for the family in your time of loss. George will be missed by many.

  • George was a great person, thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Sorry for your loss, praying for the family in this time of sadness! I know George was a good man! GOD BLESS

  • Kathryn Yount Trisler

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family on their huge loss. George was a great person & I know will be greatly missed. We all here in Indiana send our condolences to Donna & the kids. Sincerely, Don Yount, Tom & Kathryn Yount Trisler and family, Randy, Brent, Michael & Melissa Yount.

  • Sandra (Cook) Shoff

    Donna and Family,
    We have all lost a great man from our mortal lives. I find joy in the memory of him and you family in Huntingon as we joined the church. Your guidance and kindnesses will forever be in my heart. With love, I share in your sadness. Sandy

  • George is the best father-in-law a girl could have! He really cared for his family, especially his children. He always made me laugh. I will always remember how he fussed over Donna taking care of herself and how he loved to talk sports with Ryan. He was a great example of loyalty and love. He is sorely missed already.

  • I sure do miss you gramps! There isn’t a second that goes by that I don’t sit here and think about all the good times we had. Which was all the time! Yeah you were grumpy sometimes but we wouldnt have wanted you any other way! You definitely are a amazing MAN. Grandma and your children are so lucky to have so many great memories with their father. You were the glue that held our family together. I’m not just saying this because you are my grandpa.. I honestly have never been around or had a great male figure in my life. And that you definitely are. You and grandmas love and loyalty for eachother makes me feel so good inside that maybe one day I can find that also. Prayers and hugs to all my family I can’t come out and see. Love you All! Rest in Heaven with uncle Randy and NoMoe Gramps.. See you again!

  • We feel so blessed to have met such a beautiful man.

  • Where do I begin,…..George has been a part of my life since I was 21!!! So many memories of him! He was a good man, very easy to talk to but just as blunt and upfront! If you didn’t want to hear the truth,…..then you were better off not asking for George’s opinion!!😉 One of the many things I liked about him!
    He was a family man! Everyone knew how he loved his wife and family!!,….he showed it everyday!!
    He was a BIG Chicago Cub fan!! Ahhhh those teasy back and forth conversations with him and Randy!! Lol
    I remember them as clearly as I wish I could hear them again!!
    I never got to see him as often as I would have liked after he moved to Arizona! I sure enjoyed our conversations!!! But I am at peace with him! He knew that I loved him and his family!!
    George leaves behind his greatest mark on life,…..his children!! To know them and see what kind of people they are,…..is a tribute to George and Donna!! It is truly Awesomeness in its purist form!!

  • Our Condolences to George’s family. Sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry for your lost, I know he will be missed by so many. He was a great guy

  • Dad…what can I say..You are the best father anyone could ask for…You always loved me unconditionally and there were times I am sure that was hard.You were a strong man that thought of his family first Always! I am so blessed that you wanted me to take care of you in your final days. It humbled me to take care of a great man and I will cherish those moments we had together for ever…. Love you!!!

  • I remember the Myers family when they moved to the big brick house on Henry st. I lived behind them on Charles st. George was a great guy. He loved his wife and children very much. The heavens have gained another angel. My prayers go out to all of you

  • I am privileged to have worked with George @ Triad Utrad. What a wonderful human being. I am so sorry for your loss. God’s blessings to you all and peace be yours during this time and for the days following.

  • Janet Yoder McDonald

    So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a great husband, father and priesthood holder. He will missed by all. May you all comforted by knowing you will all meet again.

  • I remember one time when I was very young. George liked teasing kids. At one of the churches pot luck dinners he tried getting me to eat the frog eyes (tapioca pudding), telling me how good they are. I was totally grossed out! The McIntyre’s have fond memories of the Myers family and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Donna and family……. we send our love and heartfelt sympathies. How well we understand the pain of loss and grief you are experiencing. We pray for your comfort and to know that the Lord is with you and will wrap his loving arms around each of you. Donna, you and George have been an important part of our lives as we came into the church many years ago. Your love and friendship is that of a lifetime and treasured beyond. George and Larry clicked in friendship not only in the church but through their love of the beloved”Cubbies” and basketball. Wow, what memories of the basketball years. Then that would take us into the “Elephant Ear” years. Times not to be forgotten or the important role he played as well as the bonding friendships. George was always a man of integrity, love, and dependability. He was a man of home and family loving each especially his eternal sweetheart, Donna. George was honest and true to the point, a loyal Priesthood holder, a godly man, a man whom will be missed here on this earth during our mortal journey. The joy he must feel at this time to be free of his cancerous body basking in the light and love of our eternal God awaiting the time he and his family will be
    together…….forever. We share in your pains of loss and grief and send you our love. Larry Arnold Family

  • My dearest aunt Donna and all my cousins. I am so sorry for your loss! My first thought was, I wonder if grandma came to greet him? My second was when I use to be scared of him when we were young, how funny to think he was actually such a pussy cat. I’m so thankful for those days and the memories of having that time together as family. I’m so thankful for being able to reconnect and the conversations with uncle George. He thought the world of each and everyone of you. And loved you aunt Donna dearly. All my love to each of you. I pray for peace and comfort for all.

  • I worked with George at Magnetek/Triad-Utrad in Huntington, IN I will never forget all of the fond memories I have of working under George from 1986-1997. My condolences go out to the family in your time of sorrow. R.I.P. George!!!

  • I got to work with George at Triad-Utrad and he was an great man. I have good memories of him. He loved to tease us and he made work a little easier to endure. He will be missed. My condolences to all his family.

  • Donna, we were so surprised to hear about George’s passing. I will always have fond memories of the time we spent together at George’s first job at Marsh’s and the good times we had. At our last reunion, it was fun to relive the memory of the time that Ray and George and I saw the spaceship. May he rest in peace and all your family be comforted.

  • Dad,
    i can’t believe you are gone. There is a hole in my heart never to be filled. You lived an exemplary life of love for your family and love for our Father in Heaven. You put everyone else first! You have left your mortal body and now are free from pain and suffering. I know you are engaged in our Father’s work on the other side. Heaven has gained a valiant warrior. I imagine the reunion between you and Randy as well as the other loved ones gone before. What a glorious thought!! We here on earth will continue to toil together in your honor until we meet again! Love you Dad – Forever and Always!!!

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