Virgil was born on September 14th 1915 in South Carolina. He was the eldest son of Virgil H. Meyers and Lillie Brown Meyers. He married Susan Risher Meyers (1916–2012) in the 1930s, and had one son, Virgil C. Meyers Jr. Virgil served in the U.S Navy during World War II. He died on April 23, 1975, aged 59. He later had 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. It is believed that he died from injuries sustained in a stab attack.