The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013


Robert Frank ‘Popeye’ Myers

HINTON — Robert Frank “Popeye” Myers, 88, of 307 Greenbrier Ave., Hinton, entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Summers County A.R.H. Hospital, after an extended illness.

Born December 11, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Etau S. “Red” and Lelia Mae Briers Myers.

Mr. Myers was a graduate of Hinton High School and served with the U.S. Navy in England during World War II. He was formerly employed as a salesman with Lewisburg Wholesale Company. In his retirement, he enjoyed helping scout and coach the Summers County Bobcats as long as health permitted. He was a member of Miller Memorial Methodist Church in Hinton, having served as Sunday school teacher, lay speaker and administrative board member. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also a HAM radio operator and assisted during statewide emergencies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Robbins and son-in-law, Jim Ellington.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith Marie Brown Myers; two daughters, Marcia Gail Myers-Ellington of Leesville, LA and Sue Ann Harvey and husband Alan of Princeton; one grandson, Travis of Princeton. Special first cousin, Nancy Briers Richmond of Hinton and three other first cousins, Scott Briers of Hinton, Terry Briers of Talcott and Tom Briers of Naples, FL.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Butch Honaker and Rev. Glen Pysell officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call from 12 noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be, Ronald Sowder, Kent Hellems, Jody Richmond, Mike Miller, Norman Farley, Terry Payne, Scott Briers and Tom Clinebell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Summers County Athletic Fund, One Bobcat Drive, Hinton, WV 25951.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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