STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. John Clyde Meyers Sr., age 95, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mr. Meyers, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, moved to Statesboro in 1946. Mr. Meyers spent most of his working life in the food service industry. He was co-owner of The Soda Shop in downtown Statesboro and The College Grill near Georgia Southern University. He was the food manager and member of the American Legion for over 25 years. Mr. Meyers worked as a deputy sheriff for the Bulloch County Magistrate Court. He was a member of the 213 Masonic Lodge and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Meyers was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Meyers; sisters, Gladys Hollis, Mildred "Kitty" Granger, Hazel Cotton and Mary McGregor; a grandson, John Charles "Jack" Meyers; and son-in-law, Ronald Bonaventure.
Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Mrs. Lucy B. Meyers of Statesboro; a daughter, Shirley Meyers D'Amico (Skip) of Baton Rouge, La.; a son, John C. Meyers Jr.(Deborah) of Pasadena, Md.; a granddaughter, Meaghan Meyers of Pasadena, Md.; grandsons, Howard Bonaventure (Lisa), Watson, La., Karl Meyers (Denise) and Erik Meyers, all of Newburn, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, a sister, Irma Lee Harper of Charleston, S.C.; several nieces and nephews and a very good friend, Bill Fry.
Serving as pallbearers will be Karl Meyers, Erik Meyers, J. Howard Bonaventure, Bill Fry, Mark Saunders and Mike Kennedy.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
The Meyers family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kevin Purvis and the angels of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459; or Statesboro First Presbyterian Church, 1215 Fair Road, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.
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Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, March 12, 2014
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