Chester W. “Hup” Myrick, age 56, of the Salt Creek Community, died Thursday afternoon at his home following a courageous fight and suffering following a head on collision on Sept. 13, 2005, on C. C. Woodson Rd.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the May United Methodist Church with cremation to follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral & Cremation Services of Early. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Brownwood, the son of Bill and Ruth Myrick. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1970 and had been a lifelong resident of the Brownwood area. Following the retirement of his father, he took over the family business, Myrick’s Trim Shop.

He was a devoted Christian his entire life and a member of the May United Methodist Church and strived to live and walk his Christian faith for all.

He leaves behind his wife, Annie, of Blanket; two daughters, Morisa of McKinney and Autumn and her husband Ken of Park City, Kan.; two sons, Gary Shane and wife Ana of Augusta, Kan., and Cary Shaun and wife Jennifer of Kingman, Kan., eight grandchildren; a sister, Candace Morris and husband Bob; a brother of choice, Doug Harman and wife Margaret; numerous nieces, nephews and other family survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.