Ashby Milton Myers
May 10, 1929 – October 10, 2021
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.
To The Meyers Family,
It was such an honor to care for Milton. He had such a good outlook on life. He was kind and wonderful to work with. What made it even more special was being in the presents of him and Betty. Betty, I know how much you and Milton loved one another. You two were such a cute couple, You always showed your love for one another in words and in deeds. You have a wonderful family that loves you so deeply. Everyone who meets you can feel the warmth, faith, and love that is in your home and family. I pray that God will help you with your grief. Thankful, that you have such a loving family to help you during this time. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ashby was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God rest his soul. Unfortunately, I am having some minor skin surgery at that very time on Wednesday, but I will surely be there in spirit.
To the Myers Family,
What an honor it was to know a man like Milton and to have him as a neighbor. He is one of the loveliest persons that I have ever met. Kind, never a word that was anything other than decent, and sweet. His friendship was such a gift. And his and Betty’s love and the way they have lived their lives is an example to us all. Thank you, God, for the gift of Milton Myers.
With deepest sympathy and gratitude,