GOREVILLE -- Chad Wayne Meyers, 30, passed away during a coal mining accident at 4:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with the Rev. Jay Franklin officiating. Interment will be in Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Goreville Athletics Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.
Chad was born July 26, 1982, in Carbondale to Kenneth Meyers and Lisa Copeland.
Survivors include his father, Kenneth and Shaunetta Meyers of Goreville; mother, Lisa and James Copeland of Metropolis; girlfriend, Janelle Craig and her son, Darren Layne, of Goreville; brother, Christopher Meyers of Metropolis; sister, Kristina Meyers of Carterville; brother, Caleb and Andrea Meyers of Bloomsburg, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Verla Harner of Vienna; stepsiblings, Cody and Cegan Stephenson of Marion, Ellen Lee of Graves County, Ky., and James Copeland; nephews, Quentin and Elijah; nieces, Olivia and Nelyah; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dewey and Agnes Meyers, and paternal uncle, Kevin "Tubo" Meyers.
Chad was a coal miner at Willow Lake in Saline County.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing and sports. He enjoyed cooking and grilling and spending time with his family and friends. He also loved to farm.
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