Chester W. “Hup” Myrick, age 56, of the Salt Creek Community passed away at his home on June 12, 2008. Hup was in a head-on collision on Sept. 13, 2005 on CC. Woodson and after 33 months of suffering due to the accident, he is now in the hands of his Lord.

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 Brownwood, Texas. 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 (Penelope) of Blanket; two daughters, Morisa Myrick of McKinney, Texas, and Autumn Davis and husband Ken of Park City, Kan.; two sons, Gary Shane Atherton and wife Ana of Augusta, Kan., and Cary Shaun Funderburg-Atherton and wife Jennifer of Kingman, Kan.; 10 grandchildren who will miss their Popeye immensely: Nieca, Dalvin, Ashley, Wyatt, Gage, Noah, Nat, Ellie, Madelyn and Kyle; a sister, Candace Morris and husband Bob; a brother of choice, Doug Harman and wife Margaret of Marshall, Texas

brother-in-law Hollis Waddle Sr. and his wife Wilma of Rhome, Texas; a sister-in-law Doris Haak of Santa Anna, Texas, brother-in-law Gary Funderburg and wife Sheryl of Bethany, Okla.; sisters-in-law Grace Williams and husband Jim of Lake Creek, Texas, Cindy Hallford and husband Perry of Bangs, Texas, and April Robbins and husband Robbie of Arlington, Texas; mother-in-law, Grace Funderburg, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Hup was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Myrick; daughter, Melisa Myrick; and brother-in-law Millard Funderburg.

Hup was a man who never, ever met a stranger. His passion in life was his family, horses, motorcycles and hunting.

His greatest love was for his family, who were his pride and joy. Hup, we love you and will see you in heaven. Save us a seat.

Friends and family may sign the guest book at heartlandfuneralhome.net . Arrangements for Mr. Myrick is under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.