On October 10, 2021, our dear Ashby Milton Myers peacefully passed from his earthly life into the arms of his Savior. He was born May 10, 1929, to James Ashby and Bessie Shipman Myers. In 1952, he married the love of his life, Betty, and they lived in wedded bliss for the next 69 years. Together they raised their three children, Kathryn (Steve) Barley, Daniel Myers, and Eileen (Joe) Wilck and thoughtfully instilled a love of God, Country and Family.
Milton worked 30 years at the 192nd Virginia Air National Guard where he was responsible for the inspection of the unit’s squadron of aircraft. Because of his uncompromising attention to detail and commitment to safety, he directly prevented many fighter plane accidents, locally and across the country.
During his retirement, he volunteered at his church for CARITAS, Habitat for Humanity, and the Christmas Angel Tree program.
Milton is survived by his beloved Betty; his sister, Deenie Allen; his children and devoted sons-in-law; eight grandchildren; Matt (Dena) Myers, Joel (Dorothee Elminger) Myers, Bryan (Megan) Barley, Eric (Teresa) Barley, Jon Wilck, Justin Wilck, Joseph (Karen) Wilck, and Eilzabeth (Dylane) Bond; 16 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and his devoted and loving caregiver Ann Jetter.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Bon Air Presbyterian Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be private at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia.
Donations in his name can be made to Bon Air Presbyterian Church or FeedMore.