Jacob Myers III
by Robert Joseph Baker | June 29, 2015 5:15 am
Last Updated: June 28, 2015 at 9:16 pm
Jacob Myers III, 44, husband of Karen Reaves-Myers, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.
Born Jan. 3, 1971, in Sumter County, he was a son of Jacob Myers Jr. and the late Hattie Mae Grant Myers. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and later served his country in the United States Navy. Jacob owned a successful mortgage business for 10 years and his own trucking company for 12 years. He was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church, where he served as a choir director.
Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, J’Kayla McElveen of the home, Oquana Myers of Sumter and Fonasha Myers of Shiloh; a goddaughter, Kenay Dixon of Sellers; his father, Elder Jacob Myers Jr. of Sumter; two sisters, Pastor Judy Simon of Columbia and Dorothy (Ralph) Richardson of Sumter; two brothers, Jason and Stacy Myers, both of Sumter; a niece, Ebony Richardson; two nephews, Evan and Maleeke Richardson of Sumter; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
A homegoing celebration was held for Jacob Myers III Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church USA, 9124 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Samuel Sparks as moderator, the Rev. Herbert Shackerford as eulogist, and Dr. Antonio Black officiating, assisted by Pastor Thomas Myers, Elder LaSonya Reaves, Minister Robert Cherry and Pastor Elisha Geter.
The family received relatives and friends at the home of his father, 235 Gibbons St. in Sumter.
Wake services for Jacob Myers III were held Friday, June 26, 2015, at John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, 821 N. Main St. in Sumter.
Members of the Mayewood High School Class of 1989 served as floral bearers and pallbearers.
Burial followed in Barfield Cemetery in Sumter.
Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Services for Jacob Myers III were directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St. in Sumter.