NEWPORT NEWS - Russell Andrew Myers Jr., 68, passed away on Feb. 21, 2011, at his home in Newport News. Russell was born in Hampton to the late Virginia Wood Becker and Russell Andrew Myers Sr.
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Russell accepted Christ at the age of nine and was baptized at Salem Baptist Church. He served Christ in many ways until his health began to decline.
Russell worked at Newport News Shipyard, Southland Life Ins. Co., and Dy-Dee Diaper Service before retiring from Monumental Life Ins. Co. He went to work for Tidewater Safety Shoes because he loved talking to people. His hobbies included singing and playing the guitar, playing golf, and watching the Washington Redskins.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Vickie Matthews Myers; his son, Andrew Wayne Myers; his daughter, Deanna Hartley and husband, Tim of Lumberton, N.C.; his son, Chad Myers and wife, Marcia of Fordsville, Ky.; his sisters, Ann (Kent) Oaks, Arline (Bill) Bowman, and Christine (Bob) Brouillard, all of Florida, Debbie Becker and Cathy (George) Briggs of Michigan; brothers, John (Lenore) Wood of Hampton and Patrick Becker of Michigan; in-laws, Chris and Joyce Matthews and brother-in-law, David of Newport News; brother-in-law, Lee (Christine) Matthews of Hampton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
It was Russell's wish that his body be donated to science so that he could help others.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, 1544 W. Queen Street, Hampton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bank of America (Hilton Branch) in Andrew's name for his continuing college education.
The family would like to thank Sentara Careplex, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Virginia Oncology Associates, and Personal Touch for their outstanding service to Russell and the family. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2011