Clell R. Myers, 85, of Aquone, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
He was a native of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., but lived most of his life in Aquone after meeting his wife.
Clell began work for Scarvelli Company as a tunneler in Pennsylvania. He worked in road construction throughout his life and spent most of his career with Asheville Construction.
Clell enjoyed bear hunting and was known as “Catfish” among his hunting buddies. He enjoyed raising, training and trading bear dogs.
Clell had been cast in the movie Journey of August King based on his bear hunting reputation. He also enjoyed gardening and spent as much time as he could fishing with his great grandson, Stevie.
Clell was a member and past judge with the American Plott Association and National Plott Hound Association.
He was the son of the late Mel Valentine and Eva Lou Clabo Myers. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Roper; and three brothers, Wayne, Mel and Grady Myers.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Betty Owenby Myers; a daughter, Sally Gregory and husband Jeff of Aquone; a sister, Lottie Ball of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Jerry Myers of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Harry Myers of Florida; a granddaughter, Miranda Roper Wike and husband Jeremiah of Andrews; three great-grandchildren, Shawn “Stevie” Roper, Benji Wike and Charity Roper; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Aquone Community Cemetery with the Rev. Patrick O’Dell officiating. Pallbearers were Shawn and Lane Roper, Jeff Gregory, Mike and Steve Curtis, and Marty Holloway.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.