Patrick Andrew “Pat” Myers
Patrick Andrew “Pat” Myers was born in his parents’ home in Jacksboro, Sept. 8, 1931 and met the Lord in his own home in Jacksboro, over nine decades later, in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 29, surrounded by his family.
Pat married the love of his life, Virginia Beth Scott, on Feb. 4, 1966 in Jacksboro. They had three sons, Rob (Elizabeth Driver) and Randy (Kelly Enis) of Fort Worth and Ricky of Comfort. Virginia and the boys survive him, as well as his six grandchildren, Sallie Medley (Kevin) of Lubbock; Cody Myers (Marissa) of Pagosa Springs, CO; Kirby Myers (Lauren) of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Matthew Myers of Dallas; Ricki Jean Holden (William) of Comfort and Jake Myers of Boerne, Texas as well as great-grandchildren, Memphis, Walker and Tilden Medley of Lubbock; Grace and Jack Randall Myers of Horseshoe Bay; William (Jr.) and Jamie Mozelle Holden of Comfort. He is also survived by family members Jane Martin, Kellys Collins, Jennifer and Logan Beckett of Nashville and their children, Campbell, Avery and Catherine; Jessica and Mark Boal of Venice Beach, CA and their children Stetson and Soloman Boal. His surviving brothers are George of New York City; Tom of Morgan City, LA, and brother in law W.D. Scott (Mary) of San Antonio.
The son of Ed (“Shine”) Myers and Georgette Kuykendall Myers, Pat attended Jacksboro High School and the University of North Texas and, after serving his country in the United States Air Force in Germany, completed his law school curriculum at the University of Texas. He returned to Jacksboro in 1960 when he was elected Jack County Attorney, a post he held for over two decades. Pat had interests in oil, gas and real estate but his profession was the law. He actively practiced in Jacksboro for almost 60 years until his (semi) retirement in 2018. He was licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court; the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; the Texas Supreme Court; each of the Texas Courts of Appeal as well as all District and County Courts in Texas.
Pat had a fondness for history and genealogy. He researched his own family’s heritage and re-united most of his post-World War II Air Force Squad from Germany, the 603rd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron. He spent countless hours in courthouses, libraries and even cemeteries meticulously “tracking down” his fellow Air Force servicemen well before the advent of the internet. He didn’t stop there. After finding many of his comrades, he organized a biennial meeting or “reunion” of the group, with gatherings in various service-members’ hometowns throughout the United States over the years.
Having been an athlete in his youth, Pat was an avid sports fan and active supporter of the University of Texas Longhorns (when they weren’t playing Texas Tech) and his Jacksboro Tigers. He coached all three of his sons and dozens of their friends in little league baseball for many years. He tried golf once but gave it up because he couldn’t be perfect at it. Such was Pat’s way of thinking and approach to life.
He will be remembered as a kind and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, lawyer, friend and member and supporter of the Jack County Community. He was a VFW member and a life-long Lion’s club member and received his “50-year Monarch Chevron” from the Lions in 2017. He attended Lions meetings until his health would no longer allow.
Interment was held at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro Thursday, Dec. 2 in a private family-only affair. Following the interment, the family hosted a public gathering and celebration of Pat’s long life at “JR’s Chophouse” on the Square in Jacksboro from 2 to 5 p.m.