Myron Harvey Balthrop was born on April 22, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to the union of John William and ClementineJordan Balthrop. He confessed and accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Washington, D.C. public schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1965 where he was a member of the track team, the Saber Club, and held the rank of Cadet Lieutenant in the Cadet Corps.
After attending Morgan State University for one year, Myron heeded the call of duty and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1970. He moved to Los Angeles, California and began his 29-year career working with the Southern California Gas Companyas well as taking on part-time employment with Federal Expressfor 13 years. After retirement he relocated to Blythewood, South Carolina to enjoy the fruits of his labor and a slower pace of life.
Myron was a man of few words to say the least. When he spoke, it was with volume, authority, and wisdom. He had his own sense of humor that those close to him truly understood. He loved working in his yard, repairing things, taking things apart and putting them back together. He was a wonderful husband, a great father, fabulous grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.
He answered the call of the Heavenly Father and received his complete healing on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1:34 a.m. He fought a good fight doing so with dignity and determination.
Proceeding him in death were his loving parents and two brothers, John Irving Balthrop and Douglas Augustus Balthrop. He leaves behind to cherish his precious memories a devoted and dedicated wife of 36 years, Betty Jean Balthrop; three“knucklehead” children, Shaunell Irene Ball, Terence Cordell Balthrop and Crystal Jo’Nell Balthrop; two “overly spoiled”grandsons, Caleb Alexander Ball and Kai Yban Balthrop; a“twin” sister, Carmen Balthrop Delaney (Patrick); two aunts, Berlena Jordan Jackson and Clara Balthrop Smith; and, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.