Ashton Shane Meyers
October 5, 1999 – January 11, 2021
On Monday January 11th 2021, Ashton Shane Meyers passed away at the age of 21.
Ashton was born on October 5th, 1999 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Ash was a creative, artistic baby who grew into an amazingly talented, artistic young man. Ash was known far and wide for his beautiful, unruly curls and his drumming, but he was so much more than that.
Ashton had a passion and talent for music. Drums were his primary love but he was also an incredible guitarist. Ash played snare, the tenors and the drum set in the jazz band, marching band and orchestra pit for Bayside High School. After high school, he competed in WGI (a competitive percussion group) with RPT in 2019, Infinity 2 in 2020 and was currently in Infinity World Group. During Ashton’s season with RPT he won the VIP Directors Award from Vic Kulinski and it meant the world to Ash. RPT made finals that year and Ash traveled to Dayton, Ohio with the group. He got to perform in a stadium seating over 10,000 people. This moment was the pinnacle of Ashton’s drumming career and he made lifelong memories with Nathan, Jared, Justin and his friends in RPT.
Ash also had a love of space, flying and planes. Ash never missed an air show as a child and realized last year that he could take flying lessons locally. That first flight changed his life and was the starting point on his path to become a pilot. Ashton applied to college, took his college entrance exams and was starting college this month. Flying made Ashton feel free and he couldn’t wait to finish college and become a pilot.
Ash could also fix and build anything. He loved sweets and candy. He was very involved in BMX and terrified his mom many times on the bikes. He was obsessed with yo-yo’s and learning all of the tricks that amazed everyone. He made his first big, grown-up purchase last year – his Ford F-150 truck and he decked it out. He loved boats, jet skis and exotic cars. He also could build a LEGO set quicker than anyone. He loved family game nights and it cracked him up to taunt his siblings, Dominick and Alex. He liked to go camping with Stephen, Tim and Chey or spend his time at concerts and he loved his cat, Benny and his girlfriend, Aimee. He was incredibly smart and absolutely hilarious. His laugh was contagious. He worked so hard to achieve his dreams and goals and still had so much to share with this world.
Everything Ash loved or committed himself to – he gave 150%. Whether it was music, flying, or the people he loved and protected. If Ash was your friend or family – he would do or give anything for you.
Ashton was the best of us. He loved what and who he loved. He was all in, all of the time, and was unapologetic about it… His dreams were big but his heart was bigger.
There are not enough words to describe the loss of such a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend. Ashton was preceded in death by his brother Kane. He leaves behind his mother, siblings, family, girlfriend, and friends.
We will blast the train horn for you Ash! We love you infinity qua qua!
In lieu of flowers please donate to Bayside High School Percussion at the following link in memory of Ashton. All donations will go towards purchasing new percussion equipment for the school band.
Please join us to celebrate Ashton’s life at:
Fountainhead Funeral Home 7359 Babcock St. SE Palm Bay, FL 32909
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 is the public visitation from 5-7pm. Friday, January 22nd, 2021 – the service is from 3-4pm and the graveside service will follow.
Attire is “Ash” attire – colorful and comfortable.
The funeral home will have the Friday service available on Facebook Live for those who cannot travel due to Covid. The link will be posted once we have it.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FountainheadFuneralHome.com for the Meyers family.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Celebration of Life Service
Friday, January 22, 2021
Ashton Shane Meyers
January 22, 2021
It is hard to lose someone who was such a great musician, student, and person. I will always fondly remember Ash. His first year as my student, on my birthday he gave me a replica he had made of his guitar. It has been hanging on the wall of every home I have lived in since that day.
January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021
January 18, 2021
Stephanie, my prayers are with you and the family in this great time of sorrow. I am deeply grieved at the loss of my Grandson.
January 16, 2021
Stephanie and Dom,
I never got to truly know Ashton, but from what I did get to know, he had a beautiful soul and was free spirited. I am tremendously saddened by this tragedy and sorry for the pain and sorrow I know you are going through. Amanda and I's thoughts and prayers are with you every minute of every day. We hope you find peace and comfort with the happy memories and know he will always be with you.
Your Brother and Uncle,
January 13, 2021
Ash, you were an incredible musician. You had a dry and sarcastic sense of humor and could make me laugh even if you were making fun of me. You were one of my Percussion role models, and you taught me a lot about drums my first year in band. What a smart, talented, funny guy. We weren’t all too close, but I looked up to you! I remember the first and only time you hugged me; band earned superiors at 2017 Marching MPA and you cheered and hugged me. What a character you were! Rest easy Ash 👼🏻