John Rick Myers

03/04/1950 — 08/25/2014

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Yakima, WA

John Rick Myers

John Rick Myers

On March 3, 1950, John Rick Myers was the first of five children born to parents Dwight and Doris Myers in Yakima, Washington. After graduating from East Valley High School in 1968, he went to Yakima Valley Community College and Columbia Basin Community College to pursue an electrical engineering degree. Later he decided to follow his father's career path to be an electrician because he loved working outside. John was a member of IBEW from 1974-1985, where he served as a board member and secretary.

He married Joyce Marie Redfern on June 10, 1978. In September 1981, he legally adopted Joyce's daughter, Monica. On January 6, 1981, they welcomed the birth of their son, Scott Louis.

Following a massive Hanford layoff in 1985, John and his wife decided to start their own electrical contracting business, Electro-Service, Inc. Just starting out of his garage with a beat-up truck and a tool belt, John became an accomplish business owner. At one time, he had employed almost 30 people. John was a NECA board member for 19 years. He also served on the advisory board for Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit Union for 30 years. During all this, he built his dream home in Finley, Washington. John loved racing cars, playing music LOUD, hiking mountains, snowmobiling, cooking, astronomy and photography. He was very talented at playing guitar and banjo and loved jamming with his friends in a jug band.

John didn't say "I love you" much, instead he showed you his love. A dedicated family man and loyal friend, John was always there when you needed him. He would help you move, fix your car, be a protective brother, a helpful son, a supportive husband, and an encouraging dad.

John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joyce Myers; his son, Scott Myers and daughter, Monica Sickler and grandchildren Trey and Jade; his parents, Dwight and Doris Myers; his brother Ron and wife Vicky Myers and family; his sister Marilin Myers and family; his brother Bob Myers; and sister Connie and husband Dave Legard and family. Most family members reside in Southeastern Washington. John is survived by numerous sister and brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews that warmed his heart.

John passed away in his home early Monday morning, August 25, 2014 after a long battle with brain cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 30, 2014, at Einan's Sunset Gardens Event Center at 11:00 am. Come and celebrate the life that was John's.

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  • My sympathy to John’s entire family. John worked with me when he first started his apprenticeship. I have enjoyed working with and knowing both John and Dwight for many years.

    Ron Mitchell Sr
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, USA
  • Joyce, John will be missed by all that knew him, he was a great man and friend to all. I really have missed Johns visits to my office and the conversations. So much to remember and make me smile. I consider you both as family and feel your sorrow at his loss. A wise person told me at a time like this to just breath so I pass that advise on to you. I am here for you a phone call away any time.

    Linda McBride
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I am sorry for your loss. I worked with John on a couple of jobs in the early 1980s. I remember him as a real straight shooter, but it was always fun to see him laugh. He was a great mentor to me as an electrician.

    Randy Krekel
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Thank you so much for sharing “Big John” with this community. Einan’s called on him so frequently he became one of us — and even came to our Christmas party! The old crew of us knew and loved him well.

    Feeling some of your loss,

    Cathy Mech

    Former Office Manager at Einan’s

    Cathy Mech
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • We are so sorry for your loss Joyce and family. John was a dear and sweet man who we always loved and respected. Our sons Joe and Nick Chapin worked with John several years ago and always spoke so highly of John. That is how we came to know John. God bless all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeannie & Larry Howell
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, USA
  • I may not have known John, but he will live in my memories that my Niece Monica Myers-Sicklershared with me.

    God Bless You.

    Anne Warfield
    November 4, 2014
    Green, Valley, AZ, USA
  • Joyce, John’s death is a sad event for all who new & loved him. Everyone on the board of TC Community Credit Union held him in great respect & affection, and will miss him dearly. Frank & I send you our condolences.

    Many Blessings… Frank & Mary Lamb

    Mary E Lamb
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • My sympathy to John’s entire family. John worked with me when he first started his apprenticeship. I have enjoyed working with and knowing both John and Dwight for many years.

    Ron Mitchell Sr
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, USA
  • Joyce, John will be missed by all that knew him, he was a great man and friend to all. I really have missed Johns visits to my office and the conversations. So much to remember and make me smile. I consider you both as family and feel your sorrow at his loss. A wise person told me at a time like this to just breath so I pass that advise on to you. I am here for you a phone call away any time.

    Linda McBride
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I am sorry for your loss. I worked with John on a couple of jobs in the early 1980s. I remember him as a real straight shooter, but it was always fun to see him laugh. He was a great mentor to me as an electrician.

    Randy Krekel
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Thank you so much for sharing “Big John” with this community. Einan’s called on him so frequently he became one of us — and even came to our Christmas party! The old crew of us knew and loved him well.

    Feeling some of your loss,

    Cathy Mech

    Former Office Manager at Einan’s

    Cathy Mech
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • We are so sorry for your loss Joyce and family. John was a dear and sweet man who we always loved and respected. Our sons Joe and Nick Chapin worked with John several years ago and always spoke so highly of John. That is how we came to know John. God bless all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeannie & Larry Howell
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, USA
  • I may not have known John, but he will live in my memories that my Niece Monica Myers-Sicklershared with me.

    God Bless You.

    Anne Warfield
    November 4, 2014
    Green, Valley, AZ, USA
  • Joyce, John’s death is a sad event for all who new & loved him. Everyone on the board of TC Community Credit Union held him in great respect & affection, and will miss him dearly. Frank & I send you our condolences.

    Many Blessings… Frank & Mary Lamb

    Mary E Lamb
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss. John was one of my all time favorites, he always had a great spin on everything and we could talk for hours. He was a fantastic electrician, instructor, mentor and friend. John lives on in all of our memories!!! Sincerely Ron Mitchell, Jr.

    Ron Mitchell, Jr.
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, WA, USA
  • Joyce and family I am very sorry for your loss.

    John Meyers is, was and always will be a good man, friend, and brother.

    I meet John in 1969 at CBC Electronics class. He was my lab partner for two years. During that time we got into and did a lot of things. He worked hard at school and at jobs he had to support himself and his cars.

    John had a sweet blue Nova with chrome reverse wheels and baby moon hub caps. It had a cam that made it run and sound great. He loved that car.

    John always thought of his family first. I admired him because of that dedication to them.

    He always gave 110% and he expected the same back.

    You knew he respected you if he gave you a hard time with a few colorful words mixed in. He always called me “Frog” so I knew we were friends.

    John I wish we could spend some time tighter here in this world. I am sure we will when I see you on the other side in a few years.

    Louis LaMarche
    November 4, 2014
    WA
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