Harvey Loyal Myers, 68, of Winfield, passed away April 11, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.
He retired from Verizon Phone Co. after starting with C&P Telephone Co. He was an Air Force veteran who served with the 366th TFW "Gunfighters" in Vietnam.
Harvey was the commander of the VFW Post 6418 of St. Albans for almost seven years. He stepped down last year, but was going to resume his position this spring. He was the financial officer for Chapter 37 Vietnam Veterans of America. He was the financial officer for Disabled Veterans No. 28. He was also an active member with the American Legion Post No. 73.
Harvey was preceded in death by both of his parents, John and Ada Myers of Fairmont, and one of his sisters, Florence Estel, also of Fairmont.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie; son, Chris (Bobbi) Myers of St. Albans; daughter, Michelle (Eric) Catersino of Canal Winchester, Ohio; brothers, Larry Myers of Lost Creek and John Myers of Fairmont; sister, Margaret Myers of Fairmont; grandchildren, Bree Stewart, Brody Potter, Morgan Crowder, Nola and Ada Catersino; great-grandchildren, Charlie and Dan Stewart; and a very special niece, Lisa Boyce.
Harvey came from humble beginnings, living on the family farm, and had to grow up fast to take care of a big family while his father was away during World War II. He worked hard to provide for his family.
Family and friends were always first, and his siblings often looked to him for love and fatherly advice. He was loyal, patriotic and caring and was someone that you could call any time day or night for help. He served his family, his country and his community, and he was proud of his military service and his country.
After he retired, he dedicated his time to helping veterans in need and honoring the fallen.
A celebration of Harvey's life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, located at 110 B St., St. Albans, with Reverend Ronald Catersino officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans with military graveside rites performed by St. Albans VFW Post No. 6418 and the American Legion Post No. 73.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Putnam County Animal Shelter, 12908 Charleston Road, Red House, WV 25168 or to the St. Albans VFW Post 6418 or the American Legion Post No. 73. Both are located at 1011 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
Published on April 16, 2017