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Glenn L. Myers, 87, passed away peacefully March 25, 2015.  
Born May 27, 1927, to William “Roe” and Mattie “Agnes” Myers of Munday, Texas, he was one of four brothers. After graduating from Sunset High School in Munday, he attended Texas Tech University and Hardin Simmons University and then served our country in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was first in the U.S. Navy and then in the U.S. Air Force for a career of 27 years. Thereafter, he continued to serve for 20 more years in civil service for the State of Texas.  
During his long and distinguished career, Glenn achieved the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and became a disabled veteran from his service to our country. He also received numerous awards, including Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, NCO PME Graduate Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  
Glenn married Bonnie Wilkins Myers on Feb. 3, 1950, in Abilene. While Glenn served in the military, the Myers family lived in Alaska, Hawaii, Texas and other parts of the United States. Glenn and Bonnie have three children, and from the disciplines of the military influence, an unwavering faith in God, a strong love of family and a great sense of community, the Myers taught their children tolerance, acceptance and the appreciation of friends wherever they may live.  
The Myers retired to Rockwall in 1997 to be closer to their children and a growing number of grandchildren. Glenn enjoyed the company of friends and met “the guys” each morning to exercise and to visit over coffee. An avid gardener, he kept a beautiful lawn and enjoyed growing roses. Whenever there was an outstretched hand or a need, Glenn Myers was the first to grab it and the first to step up; he was a man for all seasons, a man to emulate, and all of his children and grandchildren aspire to do just that in honor of him and the legacy of love that he instilled in each one. No doubt that God said with great pride and joy when Glenn stepped through the Pearly Gates, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” We will all aspire to be the type of servant that Glenn Myers was every day of his life, in emulation of how he was inspired to live by the greatest servant who has walked on this earth, Jesus Christ, Glenn’s Lord and Savior.  
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Howard Myers.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Bonnie; their children, Terry Myers (wife Candy), Linda Myers Howell (husband Joey) and Roger Myers (wife Sherry); their grandchildren, Jearen Myers (wife Becky), Mitchell Howell, Grace Howell, Marshall Howell, Philip Myers, Andrew Myers and Matthew Myers; his two brothers, Kenneth and Gerald (wife Peggy); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The seven grandchildren will all serve as pallbearers.  
The family accepted guests at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall, on Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m., followed by the service at 2 p.m. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard presented the American flag and played Taps at the close of the service to show respect for this special veteran, Glenn Myers. He was laid to rest in the historic Five Mile Cemetery, which is located at 3727 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233.
In lieu of flowers — in memory of Glenn Myers donations may be made at Five Mile Cemetery Association, 303 E. Mona Avenue, Duncanville, TX 75137, or to a veteran’s association of choice, such as the Disabled Veterans Association, Wounded Warriors, Operation Homefront, Defenders of Freedom, VA hospital, etc.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  April 2, 2015
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