Meyers, Sr., Melvin Marion

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Bethel Cemetery, Pond, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation


Melvin Marion Meyers, Sr. of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on July 20, 2020, having reached the age of eighty-three years, five months and eleven days. Melvin was born in Glencoe, MO, on February 9, 1937, son of William Oliver Meyers and Mildred Irene Meyers nee Loeffel. As a young man he was blessed to have four children. On July 30, 1990, he was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Gore nee Roberts.

Melvin in survived by three sons, Melvin M. Meyers, Jr. of St. Clair, MO, David Meyers and wife, Lori, of Columbus, IN and Mark Meyers and wife, Regina, of Labadie, MO; by one daughter, Angela Hutchings and husband, Edward, of Catawissa, MO; by two step-children, David Lee Gore and Thelma Gore, both of Pacific, MO; by fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mildred Meyers; by his wife, Ruth Ann Meyers, and by his daughter-in-law, Patricia Meyers, known to most as Lucy.

Melvin was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. Melvin was a truck driver by trade, hauling freight for various industries. He had hauled material for Ellisville Materials and later for Esselte Pendaflex in Union, MO. For several years, he had hauled freight as an owner operator of his own truck. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching football, boxing and NASCAR racing. Melvin also loved going fishing, playing bingo and learning to play the guitar. Riding horses was another of his hobbies and he always had on his cowboy boots. What brought him the most joy was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be remembered by them all.

A kind and loving father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with funeral services at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Earlwood Towne officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery in Pond, MO. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation.