Ernest Myres, Jr.

Ernest Myres, Jr.

March 9, 1947- October 28, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest Myres, Jr., on October 28, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 76 years old.

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ernest served with distinction in the U.S. Military. Later, he moved to Omaha to pursue his education, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He dedicated many years to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services in Council Bluffs, IA, from which he retired in 2018.

Ernest was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a pillar of strength to all who knew him. His memory will live on in the hearts of his loved ones.

He leaves behind his wife, Millicent (Ochuba) Myres; daughters, Stephanie Myres and Destinee Myres; siblings: Franklin (Carolyn) Myres of California, Jimmy (Venita Johnson) Myres of Colorado, Herman Jernigan of California, Herma Gardere; sister-in-law, Esther (Ochuba) Okampa and her son, Emmanuel Okampa; brother-in-law, Dr. Gregory (Dr. Diane) Ochuba, their daughters, Nikki (Ochuba) Joseph and Olivia Ochuba; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Myres Sr., and Vassie (Jernigan) Myres; brothers: Nelson Myres, Willie Myres, Louise Myres, Hardy Myres, Ramond Myres, MacArthur Myres.

VISITATION: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd., followed by a FUNERAL SERVICE: at 10:30 a.m. INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery with Military Honors.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Pat okonji Posted November 13, 2023 12:27 pm

    To the Myres family please accept my condolences and may the alord guide you all at this most difficult times.

  • Ochuba Boniface Posted November 14, 2023 12:18 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts during this time.

  • Adaobi Ochuba Dimson Posted November 14, 2023 10:28 pm

    My deepest condolence go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

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