Dennis Eugene Myers, Jr. ’37, 97, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Nov. 25, 2012, in the Stewart Health Center of The Cypress of Charlotte. He was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Spartanburg, S.C., son of the late Dennis Eugene Myers and Reathea Pitt Myers. His family moved to Charlotte when he was five years old. Myers graduated from Davidson, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served until the end of the war. In 1945 he returned to Charlotte and took over Myers Automobile Service, which was founded by his father. Myers was a charter member of Myers Park United Methodist Church. He served on the Board of Visitors of Davidson College, and was one of the founders of WDAV radio station. He was a past president of the Charlotte Downtown Association, the Mint Museum, and Family Children’s Service. He was also president of the Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County and served as a member on the National Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He was vice-chairman and a founder of the Methodist Home, a member of the Piedmont Club and the Society of Cincinnati.
Myers loved and cherished his family, especially his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth Welles Myers, 7035 Marching Duck Dr., Apt. 408E, Charlotte, NC 28210-2239. His humor, quick wit, and ready jokes brought joy to those fortunate enough to know him. Myers loved nature, especially bird watching, history, genealogy, the beach, the mountains, but most of all being surrounded by his family.
Myers is survived by his loving wife, Libby; daughters, Gay Pender (Bill) and Alice Walker (Carl); and his son, Dennis E. Myers III (Janet). He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Will Pender ’92 (Elizabeth), Peyton Powell (Bert), Gibbon Pender (Marie), Courtney Pender, Crosby Stowe, Wilson Walker, Holly Hunter (Charlie), Michele Reich (Allan), Peyton Gehron (Jake), Dennis Myers IV, and Jack Myers; and 16 great-grandchildren [including Carl Wilson Walker III ’98].