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Dallas Harrison “Sonny” Myers Sr

Alton | Friday, June 19 2015

Dallas Harrison “Sonny” Myers Sr., 66, died Friday, June 19, 2015 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Born February 7, 1949 in Alton, he was the son of Kenneth and Betty (Poole) Myers-Reed. Mr. Myers served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a lineman for Local IBEW 649 where he was also a member, and then as a truck driver for CFI from 1988-2009. Since 2010 he worked for Illinois Central Bus Company as a driver and was a member of Teamsters 525. On January 14, 1973 he married the former Pamela Pleasant. She survives. Sonny enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren and his two dogs, Cheyenne and JR. Along with his wife he is survived by two daughters Vanessa Fillop (Matthew) of Wood River, and Sarah Myers of Godfrey, one son, Dallas Myers Jr. of Godfrey, six grandchildren, William Myers, Sam Fillop, Joshua Myers, Ethan Fillop, Allyson Myers, and Gavin Fillop. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Barbara Armstead (Tony) of Edwardsville, Kenneth W. Myers of Godfrey, Sherri Yates (David) of Edwardsville, and Michael Myers of Alton. Along with is parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Myers. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015. Reverend James Wheeler will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.


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