He was a self-employed contractor in the home improvement business.
He is survived by three sons, Jerrol Byars of Cypress, Texas; Frank Byars of Hardin and Scott Byars of Akron, Ohio; one granddaughter, Heather Whitney; two great grandchildren, Dominick Whitney and Matthew Whitney; two brothers, Tom Byars of Gilbertsville and Eddie Byars of Twinsburg, Ohio and one sister, Fredricia Royers of Stow, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Messina Byars and one sister Nancy Reese. His parents were, B.Y. Byars and Jesse Lillian Garland Byars.
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements