Charles S. Myers Purchasing agent

September 19, 1990

Charles S. Myers, a manufacturers' representative and former purchasing agent for area industries, died early Monday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 80.

A memorial service for Mr. Myers, who lived on Acorn Circle in Towson, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St.

In 1960, he founded Charles S. Myers & Sons. He was still active part time in the business, representing two manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment, the Airfloor Co. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and the E. K. Campbell Co. of Kansas City, Mo.

He had been a purchasing agent for the United States Coast Guard Yard and the old Glenn L. Martin Co.

A native of Baltimore, he attended the Polytechnic Institute. He played quarterback for unlimited league sandlot football teams, including the Southern Black Jacks and the Greyhounds.

In the 1920s and 1930s, he was also a wrestler on championship teams of the Central YMCA. Known as "Spuds" or "Spurge" Myers, he won seven South Atlantic championships as well as second- and third-place medals in national Amateur Athletic Union competitions. He was an alternate on the 1932 Olympic wrestling team.

A former president of the Baltimore Golf Association at Clifton Park, he also belonged to associations at other golf courses.

Mr. Myers had been a member of the Lafayette Lodge of the Masons and the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Estella B. Hill; two sons, Charles S. H. Myers of Columbia and Donald M. Myers of Towson; and six grandchildren.

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