Billie "Bill" George Myers

Billie "Bill" George Myers, 82, of Destin, Fla., passed away Dec. 24, 2013, in a local hospital. He was born on Oct. 25, 1931, in Lone Mountain, Tenn., to Claude Myers.

He was Baptist by faith and retired from the United States Air Force. After his Air Force career he taught high school in Claiborne County, Tenn., for 22 years.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Ingeborg Myers; daughters, Karin Gamble (Frog) of Knoxville, Tenn., Kristina Lloyd (Joe) of North Hampton, N.H., Sherrie Keck (Dean) of Knoxville; son, Michael Myers (Laura) of Knoxville; grandchildren, Ryen Minton, Tyler Minton, Sam Lloyd, Jack and Ian Myers; great-grandsons, Ash and Conner Minton; and brother, Donald (Hawk) Myers and wife, Ann, of Tazewell, Tenn.

A private family service will be held at a later date in Tennessee.

McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bill's name to your local animal shelter