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Russell Myers, Sr.

January 3, 1934 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 88)


Russell G. Myers, Sr.

Age 88, of Navarre, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022.  He was born Jan. 3, 1934 on the family farm near Amma, WV, a son of the late Lincoln Geary Myers and Opal Virginia (Lowe) Myers, and had been a Canton resident over 70 years.  Russ had worked at The Timken Co., Diamond-Portland Cement Co., and Babcock & Wilcox until they closed.  He then owned and operated the Culp-Myers Awning Company from 1970 until he retired in 2002.  He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, LEAF Veterans organization and dedicated to see that flags flew on Veterans graves at Sunset Hills Burial Park every Memorial Day Weekend, a 60 year member of Canton Lodge #60, F. & A.M., 41 year member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, having received the Meritorious Service Award, former member of the Tri-County Trail Association, member of HOF Corvette Club and the National Corvette Restorers Society, having owned three Corvettes, 54 – 64 & 79.  Russ volunteered for the Hall of Fame Festival as Chairman of the Kickoff Parade.  He served his country in the U.S. Army 1954-1956 stationed in Germany and at home in the West Virginia and Ohio National Guard as a First Sargent.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Mary Martha (Gossett) Myers, on August 22, 1979, and his son-in-law, Steve Merry.  He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Owen-Merry, son, Russell G. (Nancy) Myers, Jr., grand-daughter, Ashley (Percy) McGhee, three great-grandchildren, Percy McGhee III, Carlyle McGhee, and Xavier McGhee, eight step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, four step-great-great-grandchildren, his companion of 22 years, Luisa Berry, a sister Shirley (Dallas) Naylor, and two brothers, Robey (Elle Mae) Myers and Bennie (Brenda) Myers, several nephews and nieces.

 Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Garrabrant officiating.  Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. Canton Lodge #60 F. & A.M. will hold Masonic Services Thursday at 5:45 p.m.  Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park with Military Honors.  Condolences may be sent to:

Gordon (330) 456-4766




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March 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home
1803 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709

Funeral Service
March 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home
1803 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709

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