GREENVILLE - Robert L. Byram, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:40 p.m. July 11, 2013, at his residence due to his failing health. Robert was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Frank and Treva (Puterbaugh) Byram.
Robert is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Jackie (Burke) Byram, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vicki Byram of Greenville; grandchildren, Kathryn and Joe Weber, Andrew and Jessica Byram, Amanda and Jason Mote and Rob and Brandi Byram; great-grandchildren, Jack Weber, Lilly Weber, Lucie Weber, Alison Byram, Emily Byram, Nathan Byram, Kyler Mote, Kaden Mote, Kohen Mote, Kayaa Mote and Mikey Byram; brother and sister-in-law, E.J. and Jean Byram of Union City, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Byram of Greenville.
In addition to his parents, Robert is also preceded in death by a son, Steve Byram on Sept. 11, 1988; and a brother, Dwight Byram.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was a P.O.W. Robert was at the Battle of the Bulge and was captured at St. Vith, Belgium and was at Bad Orb until liberation. Robert Retired from Superior Implements in Greenville where he was a salesman for 45 years. He was a member of Coletown Congregational Christian Church, Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars, Greenville Disabled American Veterans and the Greenville American Legion.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coletown Congregational Christian Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com