Charles Dock “Charlie” Myers Jr.

Charles Dock “Charlie” Myers Jr.

Birth
Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
Death 24 Oct 2017 (aged 83)
Oregon, USA
Burial Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 217490853 · View Source
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Charles D.Myers
1934 - 2017

Obituary for Charles D. Myers

Charles D. “Charlie” Myers Jr., a resident of Dallas, Oregon, died on Tuesday, October 24th. He was born on September 2nd 1934 in Florence, Arizona, the son of Charles and Amparo Myers.

Charlie attended Florence High School thru his sophomore year. He then joined the U. S. Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served in VMO-2 and VMO-6, where he served with the latter in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955 at the rank of Sergeant.

He then worked railroad maintenance of way for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 10 years. Charlie married Marie Beal on November 7, 1969. They were going to celebrate 48 years of marriage together. He was a farmer and a logger. He logged throughout Northern California and Oregon, and was seriously injured in a logging accident at Detroit when a log rolled over him. He and his family moved to Dallas, Oregon, in 1977 to take care of Charlie's parents. Shortly after the move, he began working at the Dallas School District in building and grounds maintenance. He once said if a part was broken and was no longer sold, he would take it home and machine a new part himself. Charlie was well liked and respected by his peers and retired from the district in 1994. Charlie had a love of his country, trains, dogs, and most especially his wife Marie. Charlie was an avid reader. He also enjoyed whittling and drawing. His realistic drawings and scale wooden models of ship and steam locomotives won many awards at the Polk County and Oregon State Fairs. He had a D-6 CAT and made many ponds throughout Polk County. Never idle, even during his retirement, Charlie built a full-sized railroad on his property and was well known for inviting friends and children's groups to enjoy train rides and having picnics there. He insisted, "if my parents had only bought me a Lionel train when I was young -- I would not have had to build my own."

He is survived by his wife, Marie, daughters, Pamela and Margaret, sons, William and Dan, along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Amparo Myers, and daughters, Diane and Connie.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, October 30th at 11:00AM at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1-5 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.dallastribute.com

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
https://www.bollmanfuneralhome.com/memorials/charles-myers/3254652/obituary.php
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MYERS, CHARLES DOCK Jr
US MARINE CORPS
KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/02/1934
DATE OF DEATH: 10/24/2017
BURIED AT:
DALLAS CEMETERY
DALLAS, OR 97338


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  • Created by: Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen
  • Added: 19 Oct 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 217490853
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Dock “Charlie” Myers Jr. (2 Sep 1934–24 Oct 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 217490853, citing Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen (contributor 47278344) .