Douglas E. Byrum

Douglas E. Byrum

CHILLICOTHE: Douglas E. Byrum, 65, of Chillicothe, died 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Adena Regional Medical Center unexpectedly.

He was born March 18, 1948, in Chillicothe, to Eugene C. and Margaret A. Andrews Byrum. On April 1, 1970, he married the former Reba N. Bond who survives.

In addition to his wife, surviving are his mother, Margaret A. Byrum, of Chillicothe; children, Douglas E. Byrum, Jr. and Vanessa (Thomas) Dyke, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Dimitrius, Daymon, and Lyvia Byrum and Tristan, Grayson and Preston Dyke; a brother, Robert Byrum; a sister, Patricia Byrum; and a nephew, Bobby Byrum, all of Chillicothe.

He was predeceased by his father.

Douglas retired from the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 62, AMVETS Post 4 and Scioto Lodge #6 F&AM.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Shane Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

You may sign his online register at

Funeral Home

Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Oct. 18, 2013