|Robert L. Myers, 27, Moline, passed away Jan. 7, 2014 at home.
Bobby was born Mar. 21, 1986, in Independence, MO, the son of Julie Burke Myers and Gary L. Myers. He attended Knoxville Schools, graduating from Knoxville High School in 2004. Further education included Associates Degree, Carl Sandburg College, BA Business Administration, Western Illinois University, University of Hawaii, Rutgers University, obtaining a MA in Criminal Justice, St Ambrose University, Davenport, IA in 2013. While in high school he was invited to attend the Illinois Teenage Institute ITI with the PALS Program, Peers with Advanced Leadership Skills, at Millikin University. He was sponsored by the Masons Pacific Lodge 66, Knoxville. For three years he was with Knox County Teen Court, having served as juror, defense attorney, prosecuting attorney and bailiff. He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Galesburg, confirmed at age twelve, served as a Deacon, participated with Presbyterian Youth Club and other committees, an Illinois High School Association basketball official, affiliated with the Masons Davenport Lodge #37, Davenport, IA and was a Navy Veteran.
He was a Digital Media Consultant for the Quad City Times, Davenport, IA, worked for security at I Wireless, Moline,IL, assisted Congressman Michael Jacobs and Bobby Schilling on their political campaigns. While in college he established a book company as owner and operator under the title of Grammy's Books which was still in operation.
A love of the outdoors included running marathons, golfing and fishing. Sports were a big part of his life. A Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, Mallards, and Notre Dame fan he attended many of their games. He followed many Major League and local teams.
Those remaining to remember his smile are a two year old daughter, Ashlyn Myers, of Davenport, IA, his mother, Julie Burke Myers, of Galesburg, two sisters, Jessica Myers and Tiffany Myers of Galesburg, maternal grandmother, Margaret Burke of Galesburg, paternal grandmother, Alice Myers of Knoxville, aunts, Linda (Roger) Lamm,of Galesburg, Karen Allen, of FL, Debbie (Randy) Shreeves, of Tuscola, Becky (Tom) Nyman, of Abingdon, uncle, Terry Myers of Galesburg, several cousins, many close friends and every person he ever met.
Preceding him in death were his father, Gary L. Myers, maternal grandfather, Robert L. Burke, paternal grandfather, Forrest "Gene" Myers, an uncle, Robert Myers.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation two hours prior the service at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Prairie, Galesburg, IL. Memorials may be made to the family for the education of his daughter.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment at a later date.