Estill E. “Bud” Myers, 87, of Mexico, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
He was born on January 4, 1931 to Martin Turner Myers and Marie VanHorne Myers, in Mexico, MO. He married Doris Sexton, daughter of Herman and Stella (Fred) Sexton, April 20, 1958 in Mexico, MO. Raised in Mexico, graduated from Mexico High School in 1949. Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 with initial duty aboard USS LST 515. Volunteered for submarine duty and spent most of his 24 years career in submarines or submarine related duty.
In 1957 he was transferred to the Pentagon to serve as Writer for Rear Admiral Charles Weakly, followed by duty as writer for Vice Admiral, Howard Yeager, Commander Amphibious Force, US Pacific Fleet.
Advanced in ranks to Chief Petty Officer. In 1972 was commissioned as Ensign and assigned as Personal officer of Submarine Tender USS Fulton. Duty assignments followed as Assistant Personal Officer Submarine Base New London, CT, Staff of Marine Squadron Eight, Bureau Naval Personnel Washington D.C. as Head of Nuclear Power Training and Distributor of all Naval Enlisted Personnel.
Last duty was a four-year tour on the staff of Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet in Hawaii as assistant for force personnel.
He retired in the rank of Lt. Commander.
Mr. & Mrs. Myers retired to Mexico in 1974. He became associated with the MO Veteran’s Commission and retired in 1993. He was active in volunteer work, serving in the Mexico (Host) Lions Club as President and subsequently as District Governor.
He was involved in the chartering of the Mexico Noon Lions Club, serving again as President. He was a member of the Audrain County Historical Society, serving as President for four years. He assisted his wife during her 17 years of volunteer work at AMC.
Bud is survived by a sister Frankie Griffith of Mexico and a brother-in-law Jim Sexton and wife Betsy and nephews Dan and Mike Sexton.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Sarah Jane Feagin and a brother Charlie Joe Myers.
Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home in care of Arnold Funeral Home.
Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com