Douglas Myers, Jr. born October 6, 1929, passed away, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elsie Rowland Myers; two sons, Alan Myers (Doris) and Ashley Myers (Lisa); two grandchildren, Stephanie Claybrook (Corey) and Matthew Myers; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Aubrey, and Amelia Claybrook.

Doug served the country in the United States Army. He was a Virginia State Trooper for over 32 years.  He started work in Norton, Virginia, in September 1954, and transferred to Charlotte County two years later, where he stayed until retirement in 1987. Doug was a deacon and lifelong member of Ash Camp Baptist Church.  He was always admired for having a great looking garden, which he took much pride in to be able to share with friends.  After retirement, he could always be found where country music was being played.  His favorite spot was Philbeck’s Music House.  Thanks to the staff at the Woodland in Farmville for his excellent care.

A funeral service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions, please consider Philbeck Music House. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. David Watts

    27 February 2021 3 years ago

    Mr. Doug Myers was one of the best men I’ve ever known , an example all young men could follow and be a better person for it . I always enjoyed being in his presence , he always had a story to tell , and as I look back I can say he was a still the best even if he was lecturing me out on the side of the highway , he was a friend to many and will be truly missed

  2. W.C Quarles

    27 February 2021 3 years ago

    Sincere Condolences To All Of Doug’s Family.

  3. James & Cora Adcock

    27 February 2021 3 years ago

    James and I have always considered Doug & Elsie our very Special Friends. We have had lots of fun together at The Virginia State Police Association Conferences & also The Virginia State Police Alumni Conferences. We are going to really miss him. He was truly a Southern Gentleman.

    Elsie, you and your Family are in our Thoughts & Prayers.

  4. Frieda Trammell Whirley

    27 February 2021 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Jeanette Brown

    27 February 2021 3 years ago

    Wish I could be there with all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Here’s hoping Elsie is doing better! Always keep in touch as they were very special to me{us} and will have a space in my heart forever. Time heals all but sometimes we wonder WHEN…………….Remember I love ypu with all my heart and will miss my old friend more than you will ever know.

  6. Jim and Tammy Bavely

    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    Doug always went out of his way to talk to me about our careers. I always respected him in every way and listening to his old war stories always entertained. He will be truly missed. Deepest condolences and prayers for all


    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    I worked with Mr. Myers @ Woodlawn along with his wife Elsie which was a treat. My condolences to the family. He will b missed.

  8. Walter Reamer

    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    Sorry for your loss he was a great Trooper

  9. Red & Pat Johnson

    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family of Doug Myers. He will be missed by all.

  10. Ben and Phyllis Beasley

    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    We were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing and remember all the fun times with Doug and Elsie at the Virginia State Police Alumni and VSP Association Meetings.

    We send our best wishes to Elsie and her family for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  11. Herman (H.P. ) Harding

    28 February 2021 3 years ago

    I have known Doug since i was a teenager ( many years ago ) .. He was well respected by all in his profession and in the community .. When i was a teen he stopped me for not completely stopping at a sign, he lectured me and let me go … Condolences to all the family ..

  12. Anne R. payne

    01 March 2021 3 years ago

    Prayers and sympathy

  13. Jeff and Caroline Watts

    01 March 2021 3 years ago

    We really enjoyed our days at the lake with Mr. Myers telling his stories of state trooper days in Charlotte co. He and Elsie became like family as we shared meals and listened to good music. May The lord watch over Elsie and give his family comfort.

  14. Herb Bridges

    01 March 2021 3 years ago

    Doug was a fine man. We always enjoyed his company at VSP gatherings. Our sympathy to Elsie and the rest of the family.
    Herb and Cindy Bridges


    01 March 2021 3 years ago

    He was such a wonderful person who told wonderful stories of his life and his family. He and Elsie lived quite a love story and their love for the children and grandchildren was enduring . Deepest sympathy to all the family.

  16. Larry and Patty Fannon

    06 March 2021 3 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Myers family. May the Lord’s angels wrap you with their wings and comfort you during this time.

  17. Renee Hailey Conwell

    06 March 2021 3 years ago

    What a great loss for our little community. Sending lots of love, hugs and sympathy to Miss Elsie and many prayers to the family.

  18. Janice Francisco

    27 March 2021 3 years ago

    So very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I know he will be missed. He was indeed a fine man. Mama always spoke so kindly about Doug. My sincerest condolences to all of the Myers family

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