June 21, 1932 - November 16, 2020
Sylvester "Sy" Chester Lee Myers 88 departed his earthly home to be in the presence of the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. Sylvester was born in Eckman, West Virginia, and is predeceased by his loving parents Pete and Mary (Lanier) Myers, and two brother's Alfred Myers and Joseph Myers. After graduating from high school, Sylvester joined the Army in 1950. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his participation in the Korean War; he was honorably discharged from the Army in 1953. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia. In 2007, Sylvester authored and published his memoir "From Coal Fields to Oil Fields & Beyond, A Life in Pursuit of All I Could Be". Sylvester started his career as a draftsman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His career path with the Corps offered him growth opportunities and led him to work in several locations to include Kansas City, Missouri; Pineville, West Virginia; Huntington, West Virginia; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In June of 1987, after 25 years of service with the Corps, the last of those 11 years spent in Saudi Arabia serving as the Chief Cost Engineer, he retired. After retiring from the Corps of Engineers, Sylvester returned to the United States, moved to Washington, D.C., and started a Construction Management consulting company, S.C. Myers & Associates, Inc. Sylvester and his wife Janice successfully built and managed the company for over 20 years. He was respected and loved by his staff and business associates. Sylvester was an active member of Midway Shiloh Temple Church in Keystone, West Virginia for many years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend; he was the quintessential family man, his family was always first. He was an inspiration to so many people, Sylvester was a leader who was passionate about mentoring others. He was a well-respected philanthropist and businessman who was admired for supporting his community. He received numerous accolades for his dedication and hard work throughout the years. Sylvester lived a life many could only dream of; he fulfilled his purpose here on earth and leaves a blueprint for others to follow. Sylvester is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Janice; three children from his first wife Irilla, daughters Mary Myers, Sylvestine (Tina) Myers, and son Sylvester (Duke) C. Myers Jr.; step-daughters, Pamela Colbert and Carla Washington (Joseph); 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Queen Ross; brothers, Otis Myers, Douglas (Veolia) Myers and Charles (Judy) Myers; sister-in-law Norschenia (Kevin) Dobbs and brother-in-law Barrett Williams; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, all dear to him. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, 6605 New Hope Rd Bluefield, West Virginia 24701. Viewing: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (service will be limited to 50 people); Internment: 12:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. A.P. McConnel Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family of Sylvester C. Myers would like to thank everyone for sending their condolences during this time. Kind words, calls, texts, and emails are greatly appreciated.
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