Gerald Ivan Myers
Gerald Ivan Myers was born on June 28th 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the 4th of five sons. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Army. Gary served over 20 years in the United States Army as a career soldier. As a young man he served in the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also later earned two Overseas Ribbons and was awarded the Gold Recruiter Badge – the very highest award for excellence as an Army recruiter. He retired as a senior noncommissioned officer after a brilliant career with an honorable discharge. After retiring from the Army he spent many years working with his dearest friend Roy Street and gained a family through his work with Reno Sparks Cab company, Yellow Cab company, and Executive Limousine. Throughout his life he was dedicated to helping and mentoring those around him, he was understanding, but tough when needed. He was the friendly ear and swift kick in the rear for many, but most of all he was a good man, a remarkable friend, and a magnificent father who will be greatly missed by the many who loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen, his son Matthew, his daughters Tara, Angelina, and Monica, his grandchildren, his brothers Bob, Mark, and Ronnie, his greatest friend and brother in all but blood Roy, and so many other close friends and family too numerous to include, who are all grieving his loss.
He passed away on July 11, 2016 at the age of 72 of lymphoma.