November 15, 1989 ~ August 29, 2018

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Cody Edward Myers, age 28, of Indianapolis, IN died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on November 15, 1989 to Thomas E. and M. Darlene Myers in Indianapolis.

After completing his high school education, Cody enlisted in the US Army National Guard.  He began his career in 2009 as a private in D Company 2-238th Aviation Regiment, located in Shelbyville, IN.  He attended basic training and AIT in 2010, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear specialist. His first duty station, after completing basic and AIT, was with the D Company 2-238th Aviation Regiment where he spent the first four years of his military career.  In 2013, SSG Myers was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was transferred to A Troop 2-152 CAV where he worked as the CBRN NCO. In 2015, SSG Myers was promoted once again to his current rank of Staff Sergeant and transferred to the 438th Chemical Company.

On three different occasions, SSG Myers volunteered and participated in Operation Toxic Lance and Operation Toxic Valley, where he played an instrumental role in training with the Slovakian Army. In April of 2018 SSG Myers had successfully completed CBRN Senior Leader Course at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. Due to SSG Myers Leadership abilities during the course, the Commandant extended a special invitation to the Regimental Ball held at Ft Leonard Wood. He was also offered a full-time instructor position within the Regiment.  After 38th Infantry Division decided to augment a CBRN detachment for the deployment to Kuwait, SSG Myers was invited to augment the 38th ID during the mobilization as a Platoon Sergeant.

His military awards include: 2 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, 1 National Defense Service Medal, 3 Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, 1 Army Service Ribbon, 1 Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon and 3 Indiana OCONUS Ribbons.

Cody was currently employed at IU Methodist Hospital in the Emergency Room as an ER technician.  He loved his job and the people he worked with and was known for his kindness and always having a smile on his face.

Cody leaves behind a wonderful family who loved him unconditionally and will miss him more than anyone can realize.  Left to cherish his memory are his mother and best friend, Darlene Myers; father, Tom Myers; siblings, Shannon Myers, Matt Myers, Michelle (Michael) Hensel, Heather Myers, Hannah (Chelsea Long) Myers and Kyle (Matt Coverstone) Myers; his beloved nieces and nephews, Landan, Evan, Ethan, Faith, Austin, Luke and Lilly; grandmother, Lillian Hollifield, step-sister, Arianna Mullins – Goolsby as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins; an abundance of friends who will always remember how he touched their lives and made things better by his presence.  Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Dave and Doris Myers as well as grandfathers, Thomas “Virgil” Hollifield and Robert “Bob” Smith.

There will be a memorial gathering on Sunday, September 2 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Downtown Olly’s, 822 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis.  Formal visitation will take place on Monday, September 3 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis.  Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, September 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Celebrant Barbara Milton will be officiating.  At the family’s request, if you have a photograph of Cody please bring it to share at either Olly’s or the funeral home.  Memorial donations in Cody’s memory can be made to the Indiana Youth Group (IYG).  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Following the service there will be a memorial reception, which all are invited to at the home of Darlene Myers.

Services

Visitation: September 3, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Funeral Service: September 4, 2018 11:00 am

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Celebration of Life: September 2, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Olly's
822 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Cody E. Myers's name.

Indiana Youth Group

3733 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

    • Sorry for your family’s tragic loss. Words cannot console at a time like this, however don’t forget them. All are meant for comfort for your family. Many prayers.

  2. I will never forget you Cody… no one will… Thank you for the love you brought into this world and shared with everyone. Love ya buddy, always…Dara

  3. Cody, you inspired so many people to become a better human each day. I will miss you and seeing all the beautiful things you are doing… much love…

  4. Cody, I will truly miss our hugs, I have to trust and believe God has a better plan for you. (Jeremiah 29 : 11) Love you ! Gwen

  5. You were always a bright spot in my day every time we worked together. You had a heart of gold and you will always and forever be missed!

  6. May your family find peace in times of trouble. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    -Jason & Chrissy

  7. Cody, I know I will miss you and so will everyone else whose lives you have touched. You bought love and laughter and it was so infectious!

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I remember when I was doing youth group, how you always made everyone smile and had such a great attitude. From hearing stories and seeing pictures you carried those things with you. You are going to be missed my friend.

  9. It’s so sad to see you go. I’m so happy I got to see you one more time. You are a very good person and will be missed.

  10. Matt, Jennifer, and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss of your brother. Many hearts grieve with you. May your memories of happy times with Cody ease your sorrow at this sad time.

  11. Sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I will definitely be catching up with everyone when I return from over seas at church in the near future.

  12. Darlene we are going to miss his smiling face and its so hard to Bellevue he is in heaven already making everyone smile and laugh like always did May God Be with you all in your time of sorrow and keep your head held high

  13. Cody was loved by so many people! He had a magnetic personality, a contagious smile and the most captivating eyes. The relationship that he and his mom shared was something that most parents would envy, they were always together. Cody was an old soul, (several years my junior) he always had meaningful advice to share when it came to relationships and similar matters. Cody was destined for a great future had this not occurred. My thoughts are with Darlene and the rest of the Myers family during this sorrowful time.

  14. You were always fun and a joy to be around, some of my fondest memories involved you as a kid. I wish I had gotten to know you better as an adult. From all that I’ve heard, you were a great man.

  15. Cody, we will miss your HUGE GORGEOUS smile. You always made me laugh, even if I didn’t feel like I even wanted to smile. Go rest high on the mountain. Remember to tell my boy, Nick how much I love and miss him. We just had a conversation about him a few weeks ago and you were so much comfort to me as I told you “his story” and cried. FLY HIGH CODY

  16. The world lost a great man, friend and soldier. As time takes us in many directions there are few people that really stand out to me and Cody was one for sure! Cody was always the light that could shine in any situation. His smile was always present and even more brighter when him and Kyle were together. May you find answers your seeking in this time and know that a higher power had better plans for Cody than the joy he spread
    to all of us.

  17. I just live that smile!!! He was always on hand with a hug or a kick in the butt! Whichever you needed! Lol. We laughed so hard in ambulance triage one day that I literally fell out of my chair!

  18. We only met Cody this summer at Ollie’s….but we had the pleasure of spending some wonderful days with him and his smile and laugh was infectious. You immediately knew you had a friend in him always – charismatic, genuine, sweet. He had a beautiful soul – I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My heart aches for you all.

  19. Sorry for your loss. Any man or woman that serves our country to give us our freedom we should be very grateful. Some lose their life’s so that they make sure our life’s can be free….Thank You for your service Cody

  20. My dear friend cody, im going to miss you sooo much, our fun times, jokes, laughter, heaven has definitly gained an angel…until we meet again my friend…
    love Tanisha Gray

  21. My dear friend Cody, you will never be forgotten, i will treasure all our, fun times, jokes, pic, videos, laughter, heaven has truely gained a Angel….until we meet again
    love Tanisha

  22. My heart is still breaking for your family. 💔 I never met Cody but I could feel the love and closeness of this family by all of the social media posts…. what a handsome young man… way too young to be taken from his loving family.. continued thoughts & prayers.
    Thank you, Cody, for your dedicated service to our Country… RIP, soldier🇺🇸 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻💙🇺🇸

  23. I used to live across the street on broadway from Cody. His dad would take us to youth group and I had a blast! He was always so sweet and caring. A really great friend. Sad we grew apart, and this hurts my heart. Condolences to the family.

  24. I didn’t know you that well, but I love your whole family. It was such a pleasure reading about everything you accomplished. Thank You for your service to this country .
    You Rock Cody Myers
    See you in Paradise someday.
    In HIS Love
    Jules

  25. I didn’t know you that well, but love your whole family so much. It was a pleasure reading about everything you accomplished here on Earth. Thank you so much for your service to this country.
    You ROCK CODY MYERS !!!
    See you in Paradise someday.
    In HIS Love
    Jules

  26. Cody has truly a pleasure to know and be around. His smile would light up a room. He always had something kind to say when he say you, and of course funny and witty. Cody I truly hope you have found the peace you needed, and that you know how many people’s lives you have touched and made better for knowing you. Peace be with you♡

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