Saturday, February 28, 2015

Myers, Gerald Richard 'Dick' (3 Aug 1936 - 28 Feb 2015) [].

Myers, Gerald Richard 'Dick' (3 Aug 1936 - 28 Feb 2015) [].
Son of Scroggins, Mary Elizabeth (Myers) ( - ) [].
(Updated 31 Oct 2015).
Gerald Richard "Dick" Myers


GODFREY — Gerald Richard "Dick" Myers, 78, died at 4:47 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Christian Hospital Northeast.

Born August 3, 1936, in Alton, he was the son of Charles Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Scroggins) Myers.

Mr. Myers served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the St. Louis Home Builders Association and the Moolah Shrine Temple, St. Louis. He worked for Ginter-Wardein Lumber Co., later Great Central Lumber Co., for 56 years, of which he was general manager for 52 years.

On Feb. 20, 1955, he married Sharon D. Peterson. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 1969. He married Kathleen Belcher on Nov. 13, 1970, in Alton. She survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Tracie Myers (Jo) of Richfield, Minn., two sons, Richard Myers (Tara) of St. Peters, Mo., and Gerald C. Myers (Laura) of Fenton, Mo., four grandchildren, Jake, Cade, Ella and Leanna Myers, and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Myers, and two sisters, Jean Lawless and Jane Zantek.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Burial will be private at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to the

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Funeral Home
Gent Funeral Home
2409 State Street Alton, IL 62002
(618) 466-5544
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Telegraph from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2015

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