Dr. William (Billy) F. Meyers passed away peacefully on June 7 surrounded by his family after courageously fighting Glioblastoma brain tumors for the past year.
Billy was born on July 15, 1951, in St. Louis.
He graduated from U City high school, then attended Case Western University, then received a degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School, had a pediatric residency at the University of Florida, then continued his education at the University of Utah Medical Center. He moved his family to Temple, Texas and became an active pediatric gastroenterology clinician and a Professor at Texas A&M School of Medicine.
Nine years later, Billy and family moved to Atlanta where he practiced pediatric gastroenterology for 28 years until his death. He was nationally recognized for his published research on Gastroesophageal Reflux in children. He helped create the Children’s GI Motility (Neurogastroenterology) Program in Atlanta. Billy was so proud of his children and loved being ‘Big Daddy’ to his grandchildren.
Billy is survived by CeCe, his wife of 42 years; his children Kara Meyers; Carter Meyers and his wife Yvonne; Kelsey Meyers Kiel and her husband Justin and grandchildren Lexi Scammacca, Abby Scammacca, Jacob Scammacca, and Colt Meyers. He is also survived by his sister, Katy Meyers; nieces, Lauren and Zoe Bennett and brother, Robert Meyers and his wife, Sherri, and nephew, Sam Meyers.
A celebration of his life is being planned for later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to:
• Georgia Celiac Disease Foundation c/o GI Care For Kids 993 D Johnson Ferry Road NE Suite 440 Atlanta, Ga. 30342.
• Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation (www.choa.org/tributes ), Attn: Cindy Wesley, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341.
• Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC 3624, Durham, NC 27710.