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Carl F. Myers Jr., of Sharon, formerly of Farrell, passed away peacefully at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in his residence surrounded by his wife and family. He was 70.
Mr. Myers was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Sharon, a son of Carl F. Myers Sr. and Mary L (Palo) Myers. He graduated from Sharon High School in 1965 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Carl proudly served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked as a draftsman at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Co. Carl then served 27 years as a patrolman for the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department and previously served in the same capacity at the Farrell Police Department, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Mercer.
Carl was a 3rd Degree Master Mason and member of the Shenango Valley Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 810, Hermitage; American Legion Post 0432, Wheatland; and the VFW Post 6166, Hermitage.
An avid outdoorsman, Carl also enjoyed cooking, particularly on the spit over an open pit or in the smoker.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Nancy E. Heckathorn, whom he married April 17, 1971; two daughters, Toni Lynn Myers of Mercer, and Cari Anne Whiteman of Jacksonville, NC; a son, Mike (Nikki) Myers of Jackson Center; and six grandchildren, Vincent, Nicholas and Christian Whiteman and Michael, Tyler and Sophia Myers. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Maryanne Fahl.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16505; or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Carl F. Jr., 70, of Sharon, formerly of Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 p.m. until the time of service Friday (10-20-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 7 p.m. Friday (10-20-17) in the funeral home, with the Rev. August Hurst, pastor of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Published on October 18, 2017
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