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Obituaries

  • Dr. John D. Myers

    Dr. John D. Myers

Dr. John D. Myers, 69

March 16, 2015

Dr. John D. Myers

Dr. John D. Myers

John D. Myers of Engle­wood, Fla., died March 16, 2015, from Parkin­son disease.

John was born in Lebanon, Ky., on June 17, 1945.

At age 15, John entered St. Thomas Sem­i­nary to study for the Catholic priest­hood. In 1965, John then entered col­lege and, in 1968, grad­u­ated from St Mary’s Col­lege at the top of his class.

From 1968 to 1972, he taught school, and, in 1974, he entered med­ical school at the Uni­ver­sity of Louisville and received his MD degree in 1978.

Shortly after, John moved to Florida, where he did a two-year res­i­dency, spe­cial­iz­ing in emer­gency medicine.

John was Board Cer­ti­fied in emer­gency med­i­cine, and later became direc­tor of the emer­gency depart­ments at Engle­wood, Faw­cett and St. Joseph hospitals.

He later went into pri­vate prac­tice with another col­league and helped start a fam­ily prac­tice called Amer­i­can Medic.

Through­out his years of med­ical prac­tice, “Dr. John” devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for being a doc­tor who really lis­tens and cares. He loved his patients and his Amer­i­can Medic fam­ily. John retired from his prac­tice in 2012.

John is sur­vived by his wife of 32 years, Beth Myers; his daugh­ter, Kelly Jo Myers and grand­son, Vic­tor Love­lady; a sis­ter, Vickie Wilcher (Rod­ney), of Ellen­ton, Fla.; broth­ers Wal­lace Myers (Wanda), Nolan Myers, Dou­glas Myers and Roy Myers (Sandy), all of Ken­tucky; and many nieces and nephews.

Also, sisters-in-law, Bar­bara Elliott (Bob Stafford), N.C.; Bonny Hoff (Frank Essick), Bev­erly Bucher (Ernie), and Becky Smith (Shel­don); nieces, Rhonda Matzen, Stacy Seitz and Mar­sha Hoff; in-laws Bill and Betty Elliott; and Tyler and Haley Matzen, grand niece and nephew, all from Florida.

John is pre­ceded in death by his son, John Brian, his sis­ter, Bar­bara Ann How­ell, and both his par­ents, John B. and Edith Wil­lett Myers.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, FL 34238.

You may share a mem­ory at www.Englewoodfh.com., Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home.