John “Johnny” Walton Myers, 63, of Rockingham, was called home to Heaven on Monday, May 30, 2011at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1947, in Moore County, a son of the late Herbert W. and Katie Sugg Myers.
Mr. Myers graduated from University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo Journalism. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of Sweet Haven Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday School, as well as Vacation Bible School. John worked for many years as a photojournalist for several N.C. newspapers, including newspapers in Moore, Montgomery, Cumberland, Lee, and Richmond Counties. He also wrote and supplied photos for the Charlotte Observer. He was also a NRA instructor and NC Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James L. Myers.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday, June 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sweet Haven Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Roller officiating. Interment will follow at Candor Town Cemetery.
Surviving, his wife, Wendy Myers of the home; also a daughter, Layla Myers Mabe of Pinehurst; a son, Robby Myers and wife, Cindy of Pinehurst; a daughter, Jessica Teodorski and husband, Chris of Pittsburgh, Penn.; grandchildren, Trey Lewis, Logan Myers, Nicholas Mabe, Matthew Myers, Raina Teodorski and Phoebe Teodorski; a brother, George H. Myers and wife, Sue of Candor; sisters, Katherine Myers Young of Yokohama, Japan and Rebecca Myers Willis of Olanta, S.C., also several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2011, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Richmond Co. Hospice, 1119 US Hwy. 1 North, Rockingham, NC 28379.
Watson-king Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Myers family.
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