Robert E. Myers, age 83, died January 4, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on July 4, 1932 in Monrovia, Kansas to John and Dorothy Myers.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Myers; daughters Robin Thompson, Janet Huckabee and husband Curt; grandchildren, Rachel Burns and husband Kevin, Jennifer Widel and husband John, Robert Thompson, Luke Buckwalter and wife Angela, Jacob Reiman and fiancée Kaylee; step grandchildren, Lauren Jones and husband Jeremiah and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jerry Myers and sister, Betty Potter.
Bob grew up in an area of Kansas City called Dallas, MO. He attended South City View elementary school and graduated from Ruskin High School.
Known as “American Bob” he was a true patriot having served in the Army during the Korean War and celebrating his birthday on our Nation’s birthday. After returning from Korea he worked for the railroad for a short time then attended Aero Mechanics School and worked as an airplane mechanic. He then attended Electricians school and began working as an electrician through IBEW local union #124 where he retired after 33+ years.
Bob attended Sunday school as a child. He was re- introduced to the church when he had returned from Korea and Vera invited him to come to church with her. They began dating that afternoon and were married on May 31, 1957. He joined the church and was baptized with his young daughter Robin in 1962. He served the Lord as an active member of Colonial Presbyterian Church and Primetimer’s Sunday School class.
Bob was a member of the Raytown Jaycees, a 32nd degree mason and Shriner, a member of the American Legion and volunteered at the WWI National Memorial museum where he has a brick on the walk of honor. He was an active member of the Silver Sneakers class at the Red Bridge YMCA. Bob enjoyed spending time at the cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks fishing, boating and just enjoying the lake. He enjoyed being around family and friends and telling stories. Bob was a wonderful, caring and compassionate man who would do anything for anyone- and he did. He was devoted to his wife, Vera, the love of his life, for 60 years. Bob was such a great male role model for his grandsons and would go to the moon and back for his daughters and granddaughters. He had a firecracker personality (born on the Fourth of July) and would strike up a conversation with anyone. His heart may have given out but his "heart" will live on in his family & friends forever.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 8 at 1:00 pm, Colonial Presbyterian Church at 9500 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri. Family receiving will be after the service at a reception in fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Children’s hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s hospital or Children’s Mercy hospital.
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