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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC

OBITUARY

Harry Withers Myers Jr.

December 26, 1932February 7, 2020

Harry Withers Myers, Jr., 87, of Statesville, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020.

Born in Danville, VA on December 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Harry Withers Myers, Sr. and Minnie Morris Myers.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Setliff Myers, who passed away July 24, 2011 and also his son, Harry “Bunny” Withers Myers, III, who passed away on February 7, 2014.

Mr. Myers served in the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC). He was Colonel of the 108th Training Command in Charlotte, NC.

He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science. He worked as an Extension Agent with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and was a poultry and beef cattle farmer.

Mr. Myers was very instrumental in developing poultry practices in the USA and others countries. He was extremely involved with his community. A lifelong member of the North Iredell High School Boosters Athletic Club, he helped establish the ICYAA and other activities. A member of New Salem United Methodist Church since 1964, he served in various roles including the building committee.

Harry was well respected and loved, and will be missed by all that knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Diane Myers-Miller (Jeff) of Walpole, New Hampshire, Elaine Myers Batuyios (Bill) of Wilmington, NC, Karen Cranfill (Steve) of Chapel Hill, NC and Georgia Simonson (David) of Statesville, and daughter-in-law, Dena Myers.

He is further survived by fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one due in April; a close friend, Martha Minish, and long-time employee and farm manager, Rodney Stevenson.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4-6 PM at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 AM at New Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Franklin officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to North Iredell High School Capital Improvement Fund 156 Raider Road Olin, NC 28660 or to New Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund 155 New Salem Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Myers family.

  • DONATIONS

  • North Iredell High School Capital Improvement Fund
  • New Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Mimi Shelton

February 14, 2020

I worked with a Harry for many years with the ICYAA. He was instrumental in the development and progress of ICYAA. Always a “giver” and never expecting anything back. He has influenced so many kids in Iredell county. My daughter, Amy, thought he hung the moon!! So many great memories I have had with Harry thru ICYAA and NIHS Capital Improvement. He will be greatly missed by so many people. Rest In Peace my Friend!

Gillian Hare

February 14, 2020

The Hare family were introduced to Harry Myers through the relationship between our son David and his granddaughter Mel. For many years the topic of conversation between Harry and ourselves was when the young pair were getting married - not so much if but when! We were delighted to see Harry Myers attend their wedding last June. What an absolute joy!
Our thoughts are with the Myers family. We have learned over the years what a special man he was and how much he was loved and respected. We are so glad that he touched our lives too.
Much Love Gill and Peter Hare

Shirl Whaley

February 13, 2020

Elaine , I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Such a distinguished and proud looking man. That’s how I remember him. Sending my Deepest Condolences to you and your family . ♥️🙏

Diane Pharr/Harrow

February 13, 2020

To the family of Harry Myers. Your father was a wonderful neighbor and friend to our family for many years. He will missed in his community and surrounding ones and most of all in our hearts.

Linda Briggs

February 12, 2020

To my friend and co-worker,I will miss you. Thanks for all the good memories.you were a great teacher and I learned a lot from you. What a joy to work with someone who could make us laugh. You loved your family, your job and especially your country. You devoted your time to young people in north youth league and 4_h. I enjoyed your girls at camp. Many women in the county learned about forestry and how to plan a farm estate. Your sweet wife Nancy was an example for all. I am blessed to have known and worked with your dad. Thanks Martha for your care of harry and yes you were indeed harry,s Martha
My love to you all. Linda Briggs . Cooperative extension service

Mary Marks

February 12, 2020

Harry was definitely a force to be reckoned with when it came to the ICYAA and all the kids that were served by the organization. I met him when I "volunteered" to coach the East Elementary Track team so many years ago and spent many a hot afternoon at North. It was truly an honor to meet and get to know him.

Michael Miller

February 11, 2020

Harry was my coworker at Cooperative Extension but most of all he was a friend and advisor. He was always progressive in his thinking and actions and a great role model. He was a leader and innovator in the poultry industry locally as well as nationally and internationally.
His spirit, leadership and friendship will be greatly missed.

Beth Carabetta

February 11, 2020

I will always remember Mr. Myers stopping to talk to me while I was out walking and I always had questions for him about the farm. He was a busy man but took the time out to answer my questions with a smile and a laugh. His knowledge of his cattle was amazing and I always asked him about Chester, what an education for me. The neighborhood has lost one of it’s corner stones. My thoughts and prayers for his loved ones.

Nathali Ramon

February 10, 2020

Mr. Myers was the most amazing cross country/ track coach I had the pleasure of training with. He was a big part of my youth and I will always remember how sweet he was even when he was being tough on me. I appreciate everything he did for me and my family and he will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

Nancy Hurt

February 10, 2020

My father was Glenn Alan Summers who also helped establish ICYAA. My brothers are Al, John and Tony Summers.

We tragically lost our father who was only 46 years old in 1976. I believe Mr Myers was a pallbearer in my daddy’s funeral.

My mother, Peggy Summers was treasurer for ICYAA for several years after my father s death.

Even though I don’t think I ever met Mr Myers, there were definitely connections over the years.

My condolences to your family.

Nancy Summers Hurt

FROM THE FAMILY