Douglas Charles Myers, Sr., 95, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2022 at his residence at Crescent Park Assisted Living Facility in Crestview, FL.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Elizabeth Myers and three of their sons, Gregory Reed, William Houston and Eric Scot Myers.
Doug was the son of Earl Cabbott and Edna Ruth Myers and grew up in the town of Marengo, Iowa. Born February 11, 1927, he attended and graduated from Marengo High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and earned his jump wings at Ft Benning, GA. After serving in Germany as a jump master in the 82nd Airborne division, he transferred from the US Army, as a Sergeant, directly to the newly formed US Air Force where he earned his pilot wings and a commission in 1950. He flew the F-80, F-84, F-86 and B-47 jets. He later transitioned into aircraft maintenance, where he completed his 30-year active duty service to our country, which included two tours in Vietnam.
He and Dottie were long time members of the First Presbyterian Church in Niceville and in Crestview, where he served as an Elder. A veteran of WWII and Vietnam, he cried every time he heard the National Anthem and taught his family to respect the Flag of the United States. Douglas loved Dottie, his family, a good joke and preferred 12-year-old scotch.
He is survived by his children, Deborah (John, Sr) Kelly, Earl (Valdez) Myers, Douglas C Myers, Jr., Nancy (Kenneth) Millspaugh, James (Jennifer) Myers and Jon (Kimberly) Myers.
He is also survived by Sarah (Gregory) Myers, Alice (William) Myers and Ava (Eric) Myers.
Doug and Dottie were further blessed by 23 Grandchildren: Mary (Myers) Redwine, Michael Myers, John Kelly, Rebecca (Adam) Naves, Shallyn (Andrew) Watt, Douglas C Myers III; Ryan Myers, Austin Myers, Savannah (Tucker) McLean, Kathleen (Matthew) Braman, Jameson Millspaugh, Robert Millspaugh, Anne Millspaugh, Benjamin Millspaugh, Amber (Russ) Parrish, Shelby (Chris) Sexton, Granger Myers, Jimmy (Lindsey) Myers, Chandler (Kristin) Myers, Morgan Myers, Camden Drake Myers, Jocelyn (Chris) Harris, Ramsey (Ashley) Shaud and 20 Great Grandchildren. Included in his descendants are 14 Veterans and four military Active Duty.
The family would like to thank, particularly, the administration and staff at Crescent Park Assisted Living Facility for their constant, exceptional care of our father. And also, our deepest gratitude to Pastor Mark Broadhead of First Presbyterian Church of Crestview and the Women of the Church for their ministry to our family over these last two years.
Memorial Services will be held on April 9, 2022, at 5:00pm at First Presbyterian Church in Crestview.