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David Anthony Myers

September 12, 1951March 28, 2020
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David Anthony Myers born 9/12/1951 to 3/28/2020. David worked as the Animal Control Officer in Belton, Missouri for 17 years but has worked for the city for 29 years. He loved his job and rarely missed a day. He loved animals more than he liked some people.

His favorite past times were crossword puzzles and reading westerns books. He took a book or crossword everywhere he went. He also loved playing poker on Friday night with his brother-in-law and he looked forward to winning his money every week. He loved taking his family camping and fishing with his son Cody. He also loved watching his son play numerous sports and cheering him on.

David had a larger than life personality and was very guarded. He had a sharp tongue that few people were spared from. The people he let get to really know him consider themselves lucky. He would do anything for his family and friends at any given moment. The people he loved he protected fiercely.

He is survived by his bride of 31 years, Kathleen Myers. Their first meeting 39 years ago was love at first sight. David spoiled his wife all his life to make her happy with anything and everything her heart desired. On their first Christmas together my presents said from Herman and she asked him who Herman was and he said no Kathy its from Her Man. He always said “Happy wife, Happy life” and lived by that. He had the biggest heart of anyone we’ve met. His brother Gary Myers of Orlando, Florida, his 3 sons, Brian Myers of Overland Park, Kansas, Jason Myers of Basehor, Kansas, and Cody Myers of Cleveland, Missouri. He also has numerous nieces and nephews that he adored.

A piece of our heart will always be missing without him.

Services

26 September

Memorial Service

11:00 am

First Baptist Church

420 West Main St
Cleveland, MO 64734

26 September

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

Myer's Residence

25409 Lone Pine
Cleveland, MO 64734

Memories

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Gary Myers

August 20, 2020

There was five years difference in our ages David being a younger brother. While David was going through a divorce with our parents I was getting married going to Vietnam living a life from family moving to Florida so it made our relationship and connect most difficult but these last year‘s David and I became very close and enjoyed our times together and I miss him a lot he was a good brother and friend

Brian Myers

July 7, 2020

Some of my earliest memories were seeing my first rainbow, watching Saturday morning cartoons with a bowl of scrambled eggs and ketchup, ridding Adolf and frog legs in the freezer. I always looked forward to the holidays and fishing trips. I sure wish there would have been lots more of those.

I love you Dad and I’ll miss you every day.

Bonnie minkler

July 6, 2020

Dave. May all the angels be with you. I miss you every day. Keep your smile and you and Gene . No fighting over the remote. Miss you..I had a big glass of ice tea today. Just for you bless you and miss you I am sure Codie shared mahomes with you. My heart is so broken 💔...

Darrell Myers

July 6, 2020

One of my favorite memories of David was when as the rest of the big city cousins would come to Mound City Kansas and share with us their comic books and fishing trips. David left our house one time with a brand on his stomach from our fuel oil heater. It was a perfect triangle shape.

The boys came down one time with a pair of boxing gloves which they put on me and my brother Harold and preceded to have us kill one another. They thought that was great fun. We will miss David greatly.

Linda Myers

June 16, 2020

I have pondered how to summarize my thoughts and relationship with David Myers, my brother-in-law, for some time.

I first met David when he was around 12 and I was 17, dating his older brother, Gary. I remember David being in the middle of wrestling matches with his two older brothers, of course, he was the underdog. I was on his side and would try to get them to stop. As soon as they did, David would come back for more. I guess he wasn't a victim but was enjoying himself.

Our last real visit was when he and his family came to Florida on vacation. They covered much of Disney, we told him we wanted him to return so we could show him the non-tourist side of Florida. Gators, birds and wildlife......that was more up his alley. My heart hurts because it never happened.

I loved seeing David settle down with Kathy, seeing how much he loved his children. As years passed when I looked at David, I see my husband, Gary - they looked more and more alike. We loved David and miss him.

Charlene Myers

May 11, 2020

David and I were together a lot when we both were much younger,
we would ran errands for his mother, Margaret.
At Thanksgiving and Christmas our families would have great
dinners and just enjoyed being together. Playing pitch was a
great memory I will always keep in my heart. I will miss him so
much.

Brandi Apperson

May 11, 2020

One of my favorite memories from my childhood was when Dad, Uncle Gary, and Uncle David would get together. They always had so much fun together, making each other laugh, sharing their Myers sense of humor, and loving their children.
As an adult, I'll always remember watching (and sometimes, playing myself) him play Pitch with Grandpa Myers, Mom, Lloyd, Kim, and Brandon.
People just liked being around him. He was so funny & could make us all smile, but he had a stubborn streak sometimes too! He will be greatly missed.

Kim Myers

April 10, 2020

It’s still very hard to believe you are gone!! I thought you were Super Man!!! You will be missed by many especially Aunt Kathy and Cody!!! I will always love you and will miss our pitch games on holidays!!! Thanks to you, Brandon will be able to step in for you!!! Enjoy that rainbow 🌈 bridge in heaven!!! Make sure to tell my dad how much I miss him and hug grandma and grandpa Myers for me!! I will miss your handsome face!!! ❤️😢

Joell Moore

April 9, 2020

I was so very saddened to hear the news about David. For the last 5 years I have seen David regularly as my Animal Control guy in Belton. As an avid animal rescuer and activist, David was my go to guy I would see when he came to pick up my ferals I would feed and then trap, so David could safely get them to Wayside Waifs. He was always so kind and caring and very nice to me. He always told me how proud he was of me doing what I did. And I would tell him the animals were lucky to have him being their liason and voice. He loved animals too, and treated them gentle and with care. I will miss him! Warmest condolences to his family. May God watch over you during this horrific time.

Christina Elmore

April 9, 2020

I first met Dave in 2012 at the annual MACA conference. He was such a great guy. The conferences wont be the same without you there. I'm so sorry for your loss. We will all miss you!

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