Dr. Russell Edwin Myers of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Alvin C. York Medical Center; just 24 days shy of his 102nd birthday. He was 101. He was born in Madison, TN to his parents, Richard Myers and Emma Garrett Myers.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Myers Sanchez and her husband, Louis of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Charles (Chuck) William Smart II of Murfreesboro, Amy Smart Iglesias and her husband, Aly of Atlanta, and Russell Sanchez and his wife, Amber Bright of Auburntown: six great grandchildren, Charles (Chas) William Smart III, Lauren Iglesias, Matao Iglesias, Lindie Sanchez, Landon Sanchez, and Sophia Sanchez ; sister, Christine Ruschmeyer of Miami and dear friend, Pat Rosenthal of Louisville, KY,
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry Edwin Myers.
Dr. Myers was a graduate of Madison College and graduated medical school from Loma Linda University. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served two years in the Medical Corp. on Guam. During his college years, he met and became friends with Dr. William Bryant. They came to Woodbury and started Good Samaritan Hospital where they also had their medical practice from 1950 until 1986. Dr. Myers was a devoted member of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Woodbury that he and Dr. Bryant built. He cared about his community and well as the patients who entrusted him with their care. After the Good Samaritan Hospital closed, Dr. Myers and Dr. Bryant funded the Bryant-Myers Scholarship that has helped numerous children attend college over the years. During his life, he enjoyed fishing with Harold Smith, working on his farm, and owning and participating in Tennessee Walking Horses.
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