UPDATE: Funeral arrangements have been announced for former Grundy County Sheriff and Bradley County Deputy Brent Myers.

According to Myers's obituary, a visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Deputy Brent Myers, who served as Grundy County Sheriff until 2014, passed away unexpectedly on New Year’s Day at 45 years old.

His cause of death has not been released at this time.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: Bradley County is mourning the loss of a dedicated Sheriff's deputy. Deputy Brent Myers passed unexpectedly on New Year’s Day. He was 45 years old.

Sometimes the simplest words perfectly sum up a person’s life. For Bradley County Chief Deputy Brian Smith, that meant calling Brent Myers a “good man.”

Smith was heartbroken when he learned Myers passed Wednesday. He remembered Myers as a man of the people.

"Brent was a people person. He had a lot of faith and he shared that in our community,” Smith said.

Myers just celebrated his fourth anniversary at the Bradley County Sheriff's Office. Before that, he was Grundy County Sheriff for eight years.

"Younger officers looked up to him, looked for his advice on a lot of issues and I think that's what we're going to miss most about Brent,” Smith said.

Smith said Myers loved three things above all else.

"I think the number one priority in his life was his faith. The second was his family. And the third was his job,” he said.

The last time they spoke, that's what Myers had on his mind.

"The last time he came in, we were talking about the holidays approaching he was really excited to spend time in Grundy County with his family,” Smith said.

Smith said Myers’ family is still working on funeral arrangements. They expect to be settled by Sunday. His cause of death has not been released.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Bradley County deputy who was the former Grundy County Sheriff has passed away.

Both the Bradley and Grundy County Sheriff Offices’ confirm the passing of Brent Myers.

Myers served as the Grundy County Sheriff until 2014 and went on to become a deputy at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Myers’ cause of death has not been released.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.

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