Samuel Talmadge MyersApril 12, 1938 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 83)
Samuel Talmadge Myers, 83, died peacefully at home on December 17, 2021. He is survived by his step-daughter and son-in-law, Dena Ray and Bruce T. Martin, Jr., his grandchildren, Anthony and Brittney Moogalian, Mary and Adam Irvin, Holly and Keith Yaroz, and Conner and Chase Long, his great-grandchildren, Haley and Caden Moogalian, Jacob and Sydney Irvin, Braydon, Colton, Reid, and Ella Yaroz, and Sawyer Long, his sister Darryl Simpson, his sister-aunts Rachel Cain and Nancy Smith, his niece, Sally Langley, and many beloved extended family members. He is preceded in death by his cherished wife, Anne T. Myers, his mother and father, Bessie Turner and Samuel Talmadge Myers, his grandparents, Charles and Margaret Cain, his brother, Rick Turner, his sister, Dawn Brooks, his first wife, Jane Myers, and his step-daughter, Billie Estes. Born in Harlan, Kentucky, Sam, also known by many as "Tal," was raised by his grandparents in Rose Hill of Lee County, Virginia. He served in the Marines at a young age and was stationed in both Germany and Alaska. Sam's career path included working as an electric power lineman in Texas, in manufacturing for Firestone, as well as a road and bridge construction contractor. He was particularly proud of having worked on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge portion of Virginia Route 895, also known as Pocahontas Parkway. An avid outdoorsman, Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, ginseng hunting, metal detecting, and collecting arrowheads and four-leaf clovers. Among his family and friends, Sam's stories about his adventures in the great outdoors are legendary. He enjoyed a special bond with his niece Sally, and his grandson Anthony, and especially enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with them. In his golden years, Sam and his dear wife, Anne, were inseparable, enjoying traveling together, cruising, fishing and going to the casino. He was her sous chef and partner in adventure. They often set off on day trips to find the best fruits and vegetables for preserving or the freshest seafood to share with family and friends. They were never apart for long, even leaving this life within just three weeks of one another. A man of few words but strong presence, Sam will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by many. A memorial service will be held at the home of Anne and Sam Myers on Tuesday, December 28th at 3:00. Friends and family are invited to attend.