Bill was born Feb. 16, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and relocated to Granville Summit for the natural beauty of the countryside, which he enjoyed for 43 years. Bill is survived by his four sons, eight grandchildren, seven great children and was pre-deceased by his wife of 59 years, Lillian Myers in 2005, and, son, Edward Myers in 2003.
He will be remembered as a loving man who dedicated his life to family and country. He was never afraid to voice his opinion on anything. Preferring plain and direct speech, he was a simple man of strong values and convictions, and when he believed in something, it was with his whole heart that he would defend his belief.
Bill also served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII on the LST 791 in the Pacific theater. He supported the invasion of Okinawa, one of the largest amphibious invasions of WWII. Bill received Presidential recognition for his participation with the LST 791 crew that made this the last major amphibious invasion of WWII, contributing to our victory in the WWII pacific theater engagement.
Memorial services will be held Dec. 19, 2018 at The National Cremation & Burial Society at 7565 Red Bug Lake Road Oviedo, Fla. at 10 a.m. Graveside services for family will be 1:30 p.m. at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with full military honors.
Instead of flowers or gifts, anyone wishing to contribute in honor of Bill can do so to the Wounded Warrior Project, online at woundedwarriorproject.org or by phone 855-448-3997.