He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Byers, Arlington Heights, Ill.; his son, Timothy Byers and his wife Cindy, Stevens Point, Wis.; his grandchildren, Matt Byers and Emma Byers of Stevens Point, Wis. and several cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rochie Byers and Kelt Greenfield Byers.
A graveside services was held on Saturday, April 20, at the Benton Cemetery with Keith Steele officiating. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.