Carroll M. Myers
June 26, 1935 ‒ April 22, 2018
Carroll M. Myers, age 82, of Marion, died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Kingston Residence of Marion following an extended illness.
On June 26, 1935, Carroll was born in Marion, Ohio, the youngest of four children of the late Edmond J. and Mildred F. (Houseworth) Myers. He was raised in the St. Mary Church, where he was a lifelong member, and he graduated from St. Mary’s High School.
Shortly following graduation, Carroll enlisted to serve his beloved country in the U.S. Navy. He served for over three years; most of his time was spent aboard the submarine tender The USS Orion. During one of his leaves from the Navy, Carroll returned home to marry his best friend, Mary Anne Williams, on April 10, 1954. Together they shared fifty seven years of marriage and lovingly raised three sons. She preceded him in death on August 2, 2011.
Upon his honorable discharge Carroll returned home to Marion, where he quickly found work on the railroad because of his incredible mechanical aptitude acquired in the Navy. He worked for well over thirty years as a machinist (diesel mechanic) for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and later for Conrail. He retired from the railroad in the early 1990’s.
Extremely intuitive, Carroll was ahead of his time with his understanding of electronics and could fix or make anything. Rather than spend 50 cents on a new part at the hardware store, Carroll would rather make his own custom part from scratch, which was always better than the part he would have purchased. He used his ingenuity to build and repair countless electronic devices- stereos, television sets and radios, and later computers too. Woodworking and carpentry was another passion for him as he created cabinetry as well as augmenting his home in custom woodwork.
With a love for the outdoors, Carroll enjoyed fishing in his spare time and golfing at Hickory Grove and Mar-o-Del (where he caddied as a child) any chance he could. He also loved family get-togethers, playing croquet, having cookouts in the backyard, and playing euchre.
Carroll was a self-made man who worked hard every day of his life to provide for his family. He had a heart of gold, always having a kind word to say about everyone. He also had a bit of an ornery streak, often showing how much he cared by how much he teased you.
Carroll will be missed by his three sons: Michael (Mary) Myers of Port Richey, FL, Patrick (Colleen) Myers of Marion, and Terry “TD” (Deb) Myers of Upper Sandusky; four grandchildren: Heather Myers, Chris (Rachel) Myers, Corey (Lina) Myers, and Danielle Myers; three great-grandchildren: Gavin Bierma, and Nathan and Morgan Myers; a sister, Jeanine Rall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his wife and parents, Carroll was preceded in death by two brothers: Edmond “Eugene” and Richard Myers.
His family will greet friends from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will follow there at 10 a.m. with Father Ryan Schmit officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery directly beside his beloved wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (http://www.lung.org/donate).
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Carroll’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.