Robert Eugene “Bob” “Gene” Myers

March 26, 1930 ‒ January 06, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Robert Eugene “Bob” “Gene” Myers, age 78, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2009 in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan, following a short illness.

He was born March 26, 1930 in Mansfield to Amos W. and Hazel V. (Metcalf) Myers, and attended Mansfield City Schools.

A veteran of the Korean War, Bob served four years with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Kent and USS Shenandoah.

Following his military service, he returned to Mansfield, and accepted a position as a guard with the Ohio State Reformatory.

After a short time with Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company, Bob took a job with General Motors. He held certifications with GM as press operator, salvage repair and metal finisher, and millwright, but most of his years there, 35 ½ in all, he spent welding. He retired from GM in 1989, yet remained a member of United Auto Workers Local #549.

Bob had a love for the Lord that was deep and true. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, where he was active volunteering in various phases of the ministries.

Bob loved his country and those who served it. He enjoyed traveling, a good game of UNO, and strongly valued his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Craig Bridges of Canton, MI; granddaughters Laura Bridges and Lisa Bridges; sisters Ruth Hughes of Mansfield and Thelma LeMons of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His cherished wife Wilma Jean (Glover) Myers preceded him in death in 2000. Also deceased are an infant daughter Lisa Dee Myers; a sister Mary Golden and his brother Albert O’Neil.

The Myers Family will receive friends Friday, January 9, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Larson will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery, where American Legion Post #535 will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.

Condolences are appreciated, and may be made online to the Myers Family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com