SAVOY – Edwin Earl Meyers, 94, of Savoy passed away at 12:45 p.m. Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at Champaign-Urbana Regional Rehab Center, Savoy.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign. The Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser of the Community United Church of Christ will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Meyers was a lifelong resident of Champaign. He was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Champaign, the son of Gayle and Bertha Blaisdell Meyers.
Surviving are special friends, Dorothy and William Langhoff of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Steve, Laurie and Eric Langhoff of Fort Myers, Fla.
Ed was appreciative of the friendship assistance from Dorothy Eichelberger, Earl Eichelberger and Phillip Matteson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two half sisters, Gayle Meyers and Marilyn Meyers Bahnke; and longtime friend, Betty Stoltey.
Ed graduated from Champaign High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945, receiving an honorable discharge.
During his working career in Champaign, Ed was a cook at Stoltey Cafe, projectionist at the RKO Orpheum Theatre, men's department manager at Jos. Kuhn & Co. II in Market Place Mall, shift manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse and road inspector with the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring from the state of Illinois in 1986.
In his younger years, Ed enjoyed making chocolate candy for his friends, bowling and following University of Illinois basketball and football. Recently, Ed had daily morning coffee at McDonald's on South Neil Street as a member of the MacPac, a senior group.
Memorials may be made to the Community Capital Campaign, Community United Church of Christ, 805 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Morgan Memorial Home of Savoy is in charge of arrangements.