Robert J. (Bob) Myers, of San Antonio, was born 13 May 1953 in Charleston, SC to John K. Myers and Louise McNeill. He graduated from Congressional High School in 1971 where he was a four year starter on the football, basketball and baseball teams and served as Class President his senior year.
Bob graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina as a Distinguished Military Graduate and is a life member of the class of 1975. After graduation, Bob began a 28 year career in the Army, serving as a Medical Service Corps officer. He also married the love of his life, Diane Allen, shortly after graduation and they began a lifetime of experiences.
Bob’s career took him and the family to Fort Bragg, NC, Presidio of San Francisco, CA; Wurzburg, Germany, Washington, DC; Fort Lewis, WA and Fort Sam Houston, TX. He always felt the highlights of his career were his time with the 82d Airborne Div., the Medical Service Corps Branch, the Enlisted Health Services Branch, and the Fort Lewis time with the 47th Combat Support Hospital and the 62d Medical Group. He deployed with the 47th during Operation Desert Storm and with the 62d during Operation Restore Hope. Bob’s final assignment was as Chief, AMEDD Personnel Proponent Division at the AMEDD Center and School. He was a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, CAS3, CGSC and had a Masters Degree from Central Michigan Univ.
His awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Army Commendation Medal (3), Parachutist Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge. Bob was also a member of the Military Medical Merit Award.
He was and will forever in our hearts remain an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and mentor to so many. It didn’t take long talking to him to figure out that family was his everything. He lived and breathed for the love of his life Diane, and his children. His grandkids brought a smile to his face that could melt your heart. Whether it was babysitting, fixing broken toys, or making gourmet Kraft macaroni, the time he spent with them held a special place in his heart. Beyond his obvious love for his country and his family, Bob loved people. He was the first to offer a helping hand or life advice for those in need. Many people throughout his life in both work settings and personal ones sought out his guidance, not because of his various leadership roles, but because of his undeniable integrity.
He and Diane raised a daughter and son and they enjoyed many family adventures over their travels. After retirement, Bob spent his time with his grandkids, working on projects long delayed, and traveling with Diane. His most enjoyable trips were cruises, which he absolutely loved.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise Myers, and daughter Jennifer. Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years, Diane, daughter Kimberly [Moses], son Robert [Meghan], sisters Evelyn and Pam, seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The happiest days of our lives have been spent with our hero. We will continue to follow his example for generations to come. He will live on in our hearts forever.
Posted in: From family
Posted on: 2017-10-30
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