BVA Mourns Passing of Prominent Arkansas Member

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 18, 2017) -- The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Headquarters and its membership at large throughout the country extend condolences to the family and loved ones of longtime BVA Life Member and Army veteran George W. Myers of St. Vincent, Arkansas. He passed away January 12, 2017.

In addition to his service to the BVA Arkansas Regional Group in several capacities, he participated in local school and community events as a representative of the Association, often making financial contributions to such events on behalf of the national organization and regional group. George was also a mainstay at BVA national conventions, having attended each of the gatherings during the past 11 year. He was continually expressing thanks to staff members for their work with kind words and other tokens of generosity.

Born February 26, 1947, in Morrilton, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Henry M. Myers and Catherine E. Beck Myers. George worked as a telecommunications agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before multiple tours in Vietnam. Following his Army service he worked as a Cable Splicer for Southwestern Bell. George was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

Survivors include his sons, Timothy "Timmy" Cody Myers and wife Eleise Wood Myers of Conway, and George William "Billy" Myers II of Conway; brother, Harold (Debbie) Myers of St. Vincent; sisters, Terrie King of Jacksonville, Kathy Mayhew of Crossett, Edna (Ronnie) Hill of Morrilton; granddaughter, Penelope Kate Myers of Conway; his son's mother, Betty Jo Myers of Conway. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony "Tony" Coby Myers and a brother, Henry Michael Myers II.

Funeral mass was January 17 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Steve Mallett and Father Jim Burnie officiating. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.