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Brian Walter Myers, owner, proprietor and managing director, born and raised in the Eau Claire Community. Brian is not a stranger to the pulse of this community and the needs of its citizens. He is a 1994 graduate of Keenan High School. He received his Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services, Atlanta, Georgia in August of 1996. After graduating from Gupton-Jones College, he worked as an Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer at the Palmer Memorial Chapel. Upon successful completion of his apprenticeship, Brian received his Funeral Director’s and Embalmer’s License in 1999.
In January 2000, Brian began employment with Leevy’s Funeral Home where he faithfully served for 9 years. From 2006 to 2009, Brian was the Assistant Managing Director. He served families by providing trust and compassion while simultaneously providing homegoing services expressing dignity and excellence. In March of 2009, Brian purchased the McCollom Funeral Home which he renamed McCollom-Myers Mortuary.
Brian was initiated into the Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated at the University of South Carolina in Fall of 2000 and is a member of the Boys and Girls Club of America. Brian serves on the board on the Center for Community and Family Transitions, Richland County Parks and Recreation Foundation Board and Fortis College Advisory Board. Brian is a compassionate, family-oriented man who values most his relationship with God. When discussing the goodness of God, Brian is often found saying, “to fulfill my dream I told God I will give it ALL up if You would give it ALL back.”