Lawrence Wood Myers

May 28, 1934 - October 29, 2018

05/28/1934 - 10/29/2018

Past Services

Thursday November 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday November 02, 2018
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AHOSKIE, N.C. – Lawrence Wood Myers went to his heavenly home on October 29, 2018 after a long-extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Wayne Myers Sr. and Lena Myers Myers and by his two older siblings, Archie Wayne Myers Jr. and Janice Myers Wynns. His is survived by the love of his life, Elaine Early Myers of the home and daughter, Paige Myers of Fuquay Varina, N.C. Lawrence Wood and Elaine recently celebrated 55 years of marriage with family and friends.

Lawrence Wood was a native of Bertie County, a graduate of Mars Hill High School, Chowan University and attended Barton College until he entered the United States Army and later the North Carolina National Guard Reserves. He joined his father and brother in the family business, A.W. Myers Building Supply in Ahoskie, in the 1960’s. Lawrence Wood always had an entrepreneur spirit as he and his wife founded Pinewood Manor Rest Home and grew it into a 100-bed long-term care facility. Later, he established a One Hour Photo business in Ahoskie and Roanoke-Chowan Travel, a charter travel service.

A dedicated Christian, he was active in Earlys Baptist Church since his marriage and served in many leadership capacities namely as a teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class for years and as a member of the choir. He also served many times as deacon and deacon chair. He had a great interest in Chowan University and in 2015, he helped establish a new facility on campus for the Development Department, the Early-Myers House. He served on Chowan’s Alumni Board and on the Board of Visitors for many years. Lawrence Wood loved watching all sports, but his favorite was ACC basketball. He also enjoyed special family times at Nags Head, on the Chowan river and at the Brinkley Red House.

Visitation will be held at Garretts-Sykes Funeral Home, 205 NC 42 W, Ahoskie on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 7 until 8:30pm and friends are welcomed to the home at 512 S. Curtis Street, Ahoskie at other times. A private burial will be in the Ahoskie Cemetery on Friday, November 2, 2018 with a public memorial service to follow at Garretts-Sykes Funeral Home at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service at Catherine’s Restaurant, 706 S. Catherine Creek Road, Ahoskie.

Officiating the services will be the Reverend Ronald W. McSwain, Former Pastor of Earlys Baptist Church and the Reverend Doctor Jesse J. Croom, Interim Pastor of Earlys Baptist Church.

Flowers are welcomed but memorial donations can also be made directly to Earlys Baptist Church, 310 S. Early Station Road, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910 or online by clicking here  or to Chowan University, Chowan Christian Service Association, Lawrence Wood and Elaine Early Myers Missions Endowment Scholarship, One University Place, Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Myers family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sonya A. Williams
5 years ago

My deepest Sympathy to all the family. “Aunt” Elaine I’ll be lifting you up in prayer.

5 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your dear husband. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find rest, peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless. Ronald and Kay Edwards

Robyn Ness
5 years ago

Peace to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sarah Turner
5 years ago

So very sorry for your loss I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers you have a very good husband and he will be greatly missed

Charles Jones
5 years ago

Mr. Myers was a fine man in all aspects of life. Town of Ahoskie benefited from having him as a citizen. My deepest condolences to the family.

Gloria and AJ Lassiter
5 years ago

So sorry to here of the passing of Mr Myers. Pur thoughts and prayers are extended to his wife and family.