Gerald "Shorty" Meyers

Born: Sun., Mar. 29, 1925
Died: Fri., Sep. 14, 2012


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 23, 2012
Location: Verona United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Sep. 23, 2012
Location: Verona United Methodist Church

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MEYERS, Gerald David “Shorty”
Age 87, of Brookville, dropped anchor September 14, 2012 following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by parents, Russell & Bessie (Smoot) Meyers; brothers, Lowell, Dwain, Beryl & Lloyd; sister, Doris Jean Collins. He was a member of Verona United Methodist Church where he served willingly & lovingly in many positions. He served in the US Navy June 1943 to February 1946 as Fire Control man 3rd Class. Campaign metals of WWII: Occupational Service, American Campaign, European-African, Middle East Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with 7 battle stars. Shorty was a charter member of VFW Post 975 and a life member of VFW Post 7262, Greenville. He served as commander of each of these posts, as well as District 3 Commander in 1984-85, and all State Commander that year. Among his many achievements he instigated and completed the installation of the Vietnam Memorial Monument in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg. Shorty retired from Friendship Village in 1987, and was farming up until his stroke in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Arlene (Shuff) Meyers; daughter & son-in-law, Nadine & Bill Cornett; son & daughter-in-law, Wendell Meyers & Davetta Brock Meyers; grandson, Jansen Brock Meyers; granddaughter, 1LT Jenna Meyers; great-granddaughter, Paige Meryl Meyers; sister & brother-in-law, Margie & Frank Davis; sister-in-law, Darlene Meyers, and many nieces & nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 23 at Verona UMC, 206 S. State St. Verona OH 45378. Visitation will be held from 1-2 PM with service at 2. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to either Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Av. Dayton, OH 45420, or to Wings of Hope, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, 18590 Edison Ave. Chesterfield, MO, 63005. If desired, e-mail condolences may be sent by going online to

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Bob and Jackie Sewert
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
To the Meyers family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. As you know, we cared for Mr. Meyers several times on his trips to the VA from his second home. We will remember the visits we had with him and hope we were able to make his transports comfortable. May the pain that you are feeling now, lessen, as time moves forward.

Bob and Jackie Sewert

Linda Sizemore
   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Arlene and family... please accept my sympthany. It is never easy to say goodby, even though sometimes we know they are in a better place. Linda

Dan Lynch
   Posted Fri September 21, 2012
Wendell and Nadine, I am sorry for the loss of your Father. He is now with our Heavenly Father!

Jerry and janet Hussong
   Posted Sun September 23, 2012
Dear Family of Gerald "Shorty" Meyers,
We are good friends of Margie and Frank Davis, and so sorry that we could not be there in person to offer our support. We are sorry that Gerald is gone, and know that he will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts, sympathy and prayers and with you.
Janet and Jerry Hussong