Frank Edward Myers, 86, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.
He was a son of the late Frank and Wanda Blair Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William, and sister, Connie.
Frank served our country in the United States Navy during World War II from March 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was stationed in the South Pacific on the USS Honolulu, “The Blue Goose.” This was the flagship of Admiral Answorth, whose father-in-law was Admiral Haley, Commander of the 7th fleet in the Pacific. Frank served in the following operations: Guadalcanal, Truk Island, Saipan and Guam. He participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, where he was wounded and later received a Purple Heart.
He was in automobile sales for many years throughout the Kanawha Valley, including Tag Glayean of Hurricane, C&O Motors of St. Albans and Midway Ford of Hurricane, where he was a former manager and retired in 1989.
Frank was also very involved in and a member of Salina Masonic Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, Malden, the Scottish Rite Temple, Charleston, Beni Kedem Shrine, York Rite and the Royal Order of Jesters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ann Myers; brothers, Jack of Tennessee, Jerry of Pennsylvania and James of Michigan; and sisters, Wanda, Margaret and Nancy, all of Michigan, and Linda of West Virginia. Frank also had many cousins and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Chelcie Gibson officiating. Burial with military honors and Masonic Rites will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.
Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Myers family.
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