Dear LaVerne, Deb, Cindi, Kathy, and family,
My heart goes out to each of you at this time. Byron, being a college buddy and faithful friend of our father, was like a second father to me in many ways. He was, indeed, a gentleman. I will always think of him as a man of true greatness who, as a lover and follower of Jesus Christ often sacrificed his own interests for the good of others. It seems whenever we met he must have aimed, first, to make me smile--and also, invariably, to share something of significance which would challenge me, make me think, remind me of God's character, or somehow make me a better person. Thank you, Byron, for faithfully building us all up in love! We love you!!!--and miss you dearly.