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Albert Lee Meyers, former mayor of McLendon-Chisholm, died May 4, 2012, in Rockwall after a short illness.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m., May 8, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell. His family received friends May 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home
He was born Aug. 3, 1918, at Mcleod Infirmary in Florence, S.C., to Jessie and Addie Meyers. He married Bettye Margaret Briggs March 17, 1943, at First United Methodist Church of Terrell.
Albert was raised in Florence, S.C. He graduated from Clemson University in 1941 and joined the Army Air Corps immediately thereafter. He trained in California as a pilot and moved to Terrell to instruct British cadets at the British Flying Training School. After the war he was a pilot for Braniff Airlines, flew as a private pilot for an oilman and then moved to the Rio Grande Valley where he owned several businesses. He was assistant tax assessor-collector of Cameron County for seven years. The Meyers moved back to Rockwall County in the early 1970s to manage Mrs. Meyers’ great-grandparent’s family farm. He later took a job as a bailiff in Rockwall County for Judge Glenn Ashworth, 86th District Court.
Albert loved being a bailiff. It allowed him to help people from passing out tissues to grieving parents to buying lunches for those in need. Albert also served as bailiff for Judge Bill Briggs Lofland, 382nd District Court; Judge Richard Bosworth, 354th District Court; Judge Brett Hall, 382nd District Court; and Judge David Rakow, 439th District Court. He also served as bailiff for County Court at Law Judge Brian Williams as well as numerous other visiting judges.
He donated 40 acres of land off State Highway 205 in McLendon-Chisholm to the Rockwall School District to serve future generations of Rockwall school children. The school to be built is to be named after his wife Bettye, who preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage.
Mr. Meyers was an icon in the Rockwall area. He was well known at the Rockwall County Courthouse as a kind and courteous gentleman who was always ready to lend a helping hand and never met a stranger. He assisted the judges, as well as the attorneys and the parties involved in the court cases.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Marion Briggs; a nephew, John Briggs III; nieces Marianne and Margaret Briggs; ward Bill Ray and special family friend John Henry Brown. He is also survived by his courthouse family, other extended family members and a host of friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com and www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  May 10, 2012
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