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Russell “Rusty” M. Myers


Russell “Rusty” Martin Myers passed away Tuesday, May 21st, 2024. He was 59.

The oldest of three siblings, Rusty was born December 8th, 1964 to Jim and Julie Myes in Independence, Missouri.

 He attended VanHorn High School where he played football and basketball, graduating in 1983. Rusty had many skills and applied them in numerous fields from framing carpenter, printing press operator, machinist, and welder. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he could. His hobbies included creating, combining, or modifying things by hand, and his hands were always busy! One of his biggest joys was riding his beloved Triumph motorcycle, “Eleanor”. He passionately loved God, his family, and this country. Rusty’s passing leaves a big hole in this world and he will be missed immensely by his family and many MANY friends.

He is survived by his mother and biggest fan, Julie Myers of Independence, Missouri; his brother, Michael and wife Kara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; sister, Angela (Myers) Williams and husband Sherman of Independence, Missouri; three nieces, Shelby Myers, Jessica (Williams) Smith and husband Kasey, and Ashley (Myers) Masters and husband John and one nephew, Nicholas Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim; his wife, Lori (Allen) Myers, and his lifelong best friend, Brian Pritchett.

Rusty’s true gift was making and maintaining friendships through his charm, good looks, and swagger. Anywhere he went, no matter the setting, he was more than likely to run into someone he knew. Rusty knew many people spanning across race, class, creed, industries, states, and even internationally. Many of them have reached out to say that he was “one-of-a-kind”, “quite a character”, “a tough SOB”, or that “he lived life to the fullest”, but mostly how much he will be missed.

Rusty fiercely fought his health battles for a long time and those of us who reflect on his life and remember him now, can take solace in knowing that he is at last pain free and able to enjoy Heaven.

A special thank you to Reverend Walt Lacey who has been Russell’s friend, counselor, confessor, and spiritual advisor for many of these last years.

Please come help us celebrate the life of Russell “Rusty” Myers. Per his wishes, we will be having a bonfire party instead of a memorial service on June 7, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your drink of choice, a chair, memories, and stories to share. Please contact Angela at (816) 796-3287 for location and driving directions.

3 Messages

  • Little Monkey Posted June 8, 2024 6:35 am

    You are best friend a girl could ever have. I wish I hadn’t moved so far away, and could’ve come to say “see ya later” in person. I am so grateful for no bake cookies, meeting you, and the friendship we had. I’m so glad you finally have peace and can be with those you missed so much. Ride on brother.

  • Penny Fletcher Posted June 8, 2024 2:31 pm

    I’m thanking Jesus that Rusty is longer in pain!! I wish I could have seen the moment Rusty got meet Jesus!! I can only imagine!! Rusty is definitely a one of a kind! So fun and so funny!! We all love Rusty!! You and Jesus go have a ball!!

  • Heather Posted June 12, 2024 1:21 am

    Rusty was a one of a kind. I got to know him while caring for him as a patient. He was feisty, but he had really good stories. We shared lots of stories about growing up, being good to one another, and struggles with our health. He will be missed, and he will definitely be remembered. Love to his family!

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