Basil Dorse Myers, 88, of Ridgeway, VA peacefully passed away July 17th, 2022, at his home. He was born March 26, 1934, in Shorts Creek, VA to the late Dewey Clarence and Goldie Bays Myers.
Basil was a professional truck driver for nearly 60 years. A graduate of the N.C. State School of Trucking, he worked as a lead driver for local businesses, including Roy Stone Transfer, E.I. Dupont, Ridgeway Clocks, and Weaver Trucking. He loved to be on the road, frequently crisscrossing the U.S. on his routes or during trips with his wife. He never forgot a road number or an interstate and was better than any atlas when asked a travel/route question. After retirement, he exchanged a steering wheel for a hunting rifle, a fishing rod, or a garden implement – all at home in his very talented hands. He loved the Lord. Basil attended First Baptist Church of Bassett and had been a member of Hillcrest Baptist and Collinsville Church of the Brethren.
Basil is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Velda Lineberry Myers of the home. He was beloved by his children – Tim Myers (Kim) of Ridgeway, VA, and Suzanne Boyes (Art) of Danville, VA. He is also survived by dear grandchildren – Mark Myers (Tiffany), Amanda M. Compton (Chris), Matthew Boyes (Amy), Rebekah B. Taylor (Zach), Stephen Boyes, and David Boyes, and his adored eleven great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Surratt of Radford, VA and Betty Parnell of Collinsville, VA, and double first cousins that he treasured as sisters. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Martin, and his brothers, Vernon and Jack Myers.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, at Norris Funeral Chapel with Pastors Doug Ramsey and Roy McVey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the funeral at Roselawn Burial Park.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Myers family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com