Ace Edmond Myrick (aka Eddie, Ed, Buffalo) was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Ace Curtis Myrick and Janie Omega Williams Myrick on December 14, 1941. Ace was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Ann Haynes Myrick; son, Ryan Edmond Myrick; his parents; father-in-law Noel Haynes; and brothers-in-law Haywood Smith and Edward Appleton. He is survived by son, Ace Riede Myrick and wife, Tasha of Giddings, Texas; two grandchildren, Macey and Laiken Myrick also of Giddings; mother-in-law, Josephine Haynes, of Brady, Texas; sister, Janet Smith, of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Curtis Myrick and Linda of Burnet, Texas; sister-in-law Joyce Appleton, of Eden, Texas; brother-in-law, Byron Haynes and wife, MaryAnn of Angleton, Texas; brother-in-law, Garland Haynes and wife, Jan of San Angelo, Texas; dear friend Kathy Pietsch, of Giddings, Texas; 14 nephews and nieces; numerous cousins; extended family and other dear friends.
Ace was a member of the Sinton Masonic Lodge 1012, Sinton, Texas, the Texas Sheriffs Association, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Granite Shoals, Texas. Ace grew up in and attended school in Sinton, Texas, where he graduated in 1960. A multi-sport athlete he was drafted in the 1960 Spring Baseball draft. He chose to attend Rice University on a football scholarship and also played baseball. After a car accident side lined him briefly he transferred to Howard Payne College, Brownwood, Texas, and played football. Having left part of three fingers in a South Texas Oil Field, he finished his undergraduate degree in December, 1965. Ace went to work at the Texas Youth Council Gatesville State Schools in 1966 as a teacher and a coach. After several unsuccessful professional football tryouts, Ace embarked on a progressive path of positions at several of the Gatesville units becoming a Unit Superintendent in 1969. He pursued his Masters Degrees and graduated with a Masters in Criminal Justice from the American Technological Institute now the University of Central Texas, Killeen, Texas and a Masters in Criminal Psychology from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. In 1971 he was made Unit Superintendent of the Mountain View School for Boy. In 1977 he became the Assistant Superintendent of the Giddings State School. After retiring in 1993 Ace pursued lifelong hobbies of fishing, hunting, and storytelling. He enjoyed cooking, dancing, and most of all the company of others.
Memorial Services were held at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at The Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas with Rev. Sam Crosby officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery in Brady, Texas.
The family has requested that Memorial Contributions be made to The Susan G. Komen Research for the Cure of Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309
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