William "Bill" Myers

Born in Marion, IN on February 5, 1946

Departed on July 30, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Bill was relieved of his earthly sufferings and embraced in the arms of the Lord on July 30, 2016 at the age of 70.

Though we may temporarily be separated from Bill, he will live on forever in our memories as the loving, devoted, talented, creative, and humorous man. He was husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and a dear friend who will certainly be deeply missed by all. A true observer, Bill thought before he spoke, his words were chosen wisely and his responses were genuine. Family was a top priority and each opportunity to spend time with his loved ones was cherished. Family dinners and gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together were events which brought Bill tremendous joy. Aside from his closeness to family and friends, Bill enjoyed several hobbies and was a multitalented individual.

Bill was a truly talented photographer who would capture some of life’s most precious moments which so often times pass in an instant. His giftedness in photography actually earned him the Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America back in 1991. He was an active member of the International Professional Photographers Guild and the owner and operator of Myers Portrait Gallery of Hendersonville, TN. Music was another of Bill’s passions, and he had an eclectic taste for most all genres. In fact, songwriting was another talent with which he had been blessed. The well of creativity always ran deep for him, he was an inspiration.

While taking time away from his many talents and work, Bill enjoyed travelling, movies, and Philadelphia Phillies baseball. Experiencing different surroundings and cultures was always the goal when travelling, and domestic destinations included San Francisco and Philadelphia, of course. Destinations abroad included Scandinavia and São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil was a place where return trips were somewhat frequent since it was home to adopted daughter, Chris. Bill was a diehard Phillies fanatic and collected various memorabilia of “his” team. Bill certainly knew how to have a good time and make others burst into laughter with his phenomenal sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Dorothy Myers. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of fifty years, Nancy Myers; daughters, Sue Ann “Sammy” (Greg) Edmonds, Jennifer (Randy) Myers Hoffman; adopted daughter, Chris Teixeira; grandchildren, Brittani Zachry, Tyler Edmonds, Elizabeth Edmonds, Emma Hoffman, Calo Hoffman, Colin Hoffman; three great-granddaughters; siblings, Carol (Tom) Miller, Royal (Kay) Myers, Mara Moncrief, John Myers; several nieces and nephews; close friends of forty years and practically family, Ed and Sharon Wilson; and treasured friends, Bruce and Jane Pershke, Lee and Cathy Maidenberg. He is also survived by all his fellow members of the Hendersonville Rotary Club.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 3 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Bill’s Life at 2:30 p.m. All will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 hendersonvillefh.com 615-824-3855

17 Comments to William "Bill" Myers

  1. Cheryl Parrish
    August 2, 2016 1:12 pm

    Nancy and family ~ I am so very sorry about for your loss. I remember (in our former lives) having the most fun with you both. Send hugs, prayers and sympathies. Cheryl Parrish (formerly Hicks)

  2. Marion Bush
    August 2, 2016 2:30 pm

    Bill will be greatly missed. Bill was always steady and kind. Extremely talented and very giving. He was an example to all of us. Praying for all of you.

  3. Sally Haleen
    August 2, 2016 2:30 pm

    Nancy, I am so saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. I have known him since we were children in Marion. He was such a talented man and a good person. I know he is in God’s care now but we will miss him deeply here on Earth. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and help you through your grief. Love, Sally (Thomas) Haleen

  4. Lora Lacy
    August 2, 2016 6:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you cherished your dad, & I’m sure he cherished you as well. I will keep you and those your love in my prayers in your time of mourning, & as you travel home.

  5. Diane Kriegbaum Hutcheson
    August 2, 2016 7:26 pm

    In this hour of sadness may the sincere sympathy of your friends help to comfort your family.

  6. Lee Ann Babcock Brown
    August 2, 2016 8:11 pm

    May the love and healing power of God surround your family in the loss of Bill. He was so wonderful and fun to grow up with. He was such an important part of our class of 1946. My heart is full of memories as I know yours are. Remember the wonderful times always.

  7. Mary McCollum (Hairell)
    August 3, 2016 8:58 am

    Nancy, Ken and I are so sorry to hear about Bill. I remember the music and working for him with great joy. Babysitting for Sammy and Jennifer too. I will be thinking about you always. Mary and Ken McCollum.

  8. John and Nadene Downing
    August 3, 2016 9:40 am

    Nancy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you. Prayers.

  9. Tom & Mona Aguilar
    August 3, 2016 3:52 pm

    Sammy & family,

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. We are thinking about you and hope that you will find comfort in sharing your memories with family and friends.

  10. Angie Cunningham Petersheim
    August 4, 2016 1:32 am

    Sammy & family. Sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers. Angie (Cunningham) Petersheim & family

  11. Bill and Marsha Bare
    August 4, 2016 1:36 am

    Bill and I send our love and warm thoughts to you Nancy and your loving family. Although we can not be with you, we certainly celebrate the wonderful life of you “GREAT Man”! Bill will be missed by so many, but his memory will forever be with all of us!

    August 4, 2016 5:37 pm

    Nancy — We are heartbroken with the news of Bill’s passing. We have fond memories of good times with you and Bill. We’re sorry that we are so far away but will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

  13. Manny and debbie flint
    August 5, 2016 3:22 am

    We are deeply sorry to hear about Bill. I am sure by every measure was a great father, friend and husband. With our deepest sympathy and continued prayer!
    Love manny, debbie, chad &austin flint

  14. Larry Maddox
    August 5, 2016 7:25 pm

    Almost 36 years ago Bill and Nancy photographed our wedding. The World Seties was taking place. Talk about a conflict of interest! LOL! Nancy was with my bride when her zipper broke. In spite of the distractions we had beautiful pictures to remember our day. So sorry for your loss.

  15. Jim Savvesky
    August 6, 2016 4:23 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and a friend for many years while growing up in Marion. He was a very talented musician as well as photographer and will be missed by all those who had contact with him. My deepest sympathy to Nancy and to the entire Myers family.

  16. Susan Blair Drago
    August 12, 2016 12:01 am

    Dear Nancy, and family – I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I’ll never forget how we met, and how supportive you were to me long ago. May God’s Grace give you strength to get through this temporary separation…<3

  17. Delores
    August 12, 2016 10:31 pm

    Nancy, I was shocked to hear about Bill and saddened for you. I remembered Bill at the Sr. Lab Seminars with his friends Gary, Larry and Ernie when they would exchange stories and laugh together–Good Old Days. My deepest sympathy and May God Be With You. Delores

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