Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


October 4, 2012

Kevin Myers

Knoxville —  

Kevin Wayne Myers, age 54 of Des Moines, and formerly of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House of Des Moines.

Kevin was born on Feb. 24, 1958, in Knoxville to Dr. Richard “Mick” Wayne and Marjorie Lea (Van Driel) Myers.  

In school, Kevin was very active in sports throughout grade school, junior high, and high school.  He graduated from Knoxville High School, Class of 1976.  After high school Kevin attended Wayne State University and played football until transferring to the University of Iowa, where he also played football until he was injured.

After college, Kevin’s occupation was sales.  Kevin mainly sold cars for 30 years in Iowa and California until attending DMACC and graduating with a truck driving degree in 2008.  For five years before Kevin’s illness he was a truck driver.

Kevin was very close with his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing sports, but particularly golf. He was also a huge Hawkeye fan.

In May of 1985 Kevin and Kelly Lynn Carrigan were united in marriage in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They were blessed with one son, Joshua Wayne, who is currently active duty in the U.S. Navy.  Kevin and Kelly later divorced.

Kevin is survived by his son, Joshua Wayne Myers and fiancée Joanna Harlow of Des Moines;  his mother, Marjorie Myers of Knoxville; and two brothers, Brad Myers of Chariton and Todd C. Myers and wife, Teresa, of Knoxville.  Kevin is also survived by three nieces, Nicole, Kendall and Katy Myers; and one nephew, Ben Myers.  He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Richard “Mick” Myers.

A celebration of life memorial service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville with Rev. Josyph Andrews officiating.  A private family burial was held at Graceland Cemetery prior to services.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Save Our Stadium “S.O.S.” Project.  Condolences may be sent to

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