In Memory

James Myers

James Myers

James "Jim" Palmer MyersJames "Jim" Palmer Myers was an extraordinary man. He was born in Lynchburg, in 1948 and passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, peacefully at home next to his beloved wife, Karen.Jim was involved with over 400 theatrical productions as actor, director, lighting and set designer, and playwright. In order to feed his theatrical passion, he became a certified chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Among those who enjoyed his food, are Don Johnson of Miami Vice, the cast and crew of Dirty Dancing at Mountain Lake Hotel, and the students and faculty at the Virginia School of the Arts.In 2005 he realized a dream when he opened Daddy Bim's BBQ with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law. He is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is remembered for his kindness, integrity, love, and laughter.A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Renaissance Theater Company, 1022 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, Va."When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences please visit

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05/21/15 04:35 PM #1    

Joan Smith (Corder-Mabe)

So saddened to hear about Jimmy;s death but thrilled to hear he lived a full life.  We actually went to the Junior/Senior Ring Dance toghether.  We had become good friends working on many productions of the David Garrick Players. I was so hoping to see him at the reunion.

05/23/15 09:48 AM #2    

Claude Wood Jr

Sorry to here about Jim... He was a good friend during high school...My condolences to his family.

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