Richard Byers

Born: Thu., Oct. 9, 1947
Died: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

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Richard "Dick" Byers, 72, went home to be with the Lord Monday January 27, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Dick was born to the late Charles "Whitey" and Leotina Gunkle Byers. After graduating from Greenville High School he joined the U.S. Army where he specialized in military police dog training; worked at the Union City Body Company for 40 Yrs; had a gifted voice that he used to sing at various benefits, churches, and nursing homes. He and his wife attended EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio. Dick was often seen with his wife Baby Cakes cruising town on his golf cart, he was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and loving compassionate spirit.
He is survived by his wife of 52 Yrs. Darlene McGhee Byers, who referred to him as hunka hunka burning love; children, Brian (Tammy) Byers of Spanaway, WA, Tim (Stacey) Byers of Saratoga, IN, Rob (Melissa) Byers of Winchester, IN, Misty (Bill) Clevenger of Greenville, OH; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Rush; several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews also.
Preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Bob & Mary McGhee; 2 infant sons; a great grandson, Anthony Plaster.
Private Services will be held Friday January 31, 2020 at his church. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. The family would like to thank State of the Heart Hospice for their outstanding  and compassionate care.
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Rita Mangas
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
So very sorry for the loss of your "Hunka Hunka Burning Love"
Thinking of you for the days ahead. God is with you.

Jeannie Hollopeter
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
Darlene, Dave and I are so very sorry for your lost, sending hugs, and prayers, love ya

Wiley & Ginny Higgins
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
Darlene, Please accept our sympathy in the passing of Dick. Wiley & Ginny

   Posted Wed January 29, 2020

   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
Misty and Bill; Deepest sympathy from your RC family at Bullring RC Center. If there is anything any of us can do, please don't hesitate.

Randi Rose
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss Richard was a great guy enjoyed his Singing

Debbie Lynn Bryson
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
I remember the sweetness of your voice as you gave your testimony, especially when you sang I can't even walk without you holding my hand! Rest in piece my friend. You are singing with the angels now! Love Debbie Lynn ♥️♥️

Cheryl Sanders
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
So sry my friend I have known u guys for yrs. Now you r our sister in Christ praying for the whole family . From Bruce & Carol Beam, Cheryl Sanders,

Kim & Vi Gilbert
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
Kim and I are so very sorry to hear of Richards passing. We love him and you Darlene and we're here if you need anything! He was an angel on earth as he now is in heaven..RIP Sweet Richard... see you on the other side. Keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers...

Christy Hight
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
Darlene, I'm so sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories.

Diana S. Hall
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Darlene and family, so sorry for your loss. Dick will be missed. Hugs! RIP Dick!

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