Thomas F. Myers "Papa", 84, of Wadsworth, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was born January 30, 1935 in Cadiz, Ohio, to the late Walter and Vesta Myers.
After graduating from Cadiz High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force proudly serving in Korea. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kent State University and a Master's Degree from The University of Akron. He taught for 31 years, retiring in 1992 from Firestone High School in Akron. He enjoyed working many summers at Fairlawn Country Club until 2016. Tom enjoyed spending time with family, coaching, watching Ohio sports and listening to Elvis.
Having recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with Carolyn J. Day from Barnesville, Ohio, he is also survived by a daughter, Karla (Randy) Fulton; sons, Kirk (Tara) and Kris (Jennifer) Myers; grandchildren, Megan (Emily), Matthew (Sabrina), Jenna, Brian, Lane and Mallory; sister, Elsie (O.H. "Bud") Parrine; sister-in-law, Delores Wilson and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Lynda) Myers, Robert (Eleanor) Myers and Maurice (Jeannie) Myers and brother-in-law, Robert Wilson.
Family and friends are invited to Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St.,Wadsworth for visitation on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Military Honors will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.
The family would like to thank the staff of Autumnwood Center, 275 E. Sunset Dr., Rittman, OH 44270 and the Compassionate Care Hospice, 300 N. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Suite 103, Akron, OH 44333 for their care and kindness. Memorials may be made to either in Tom's name.
He will be deeply missed and forever loved and said it best, "Be Careful".