Bill Byers

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KINGS MOUNTAIN - William Edward "Bill" Byers, 4, a resident of Kings Mountain, died May 13, 2014, at his home. He was born in Rutherford County to the late Marvin Hampton Byers and Gertrude Sisk Byers.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Proctor Byers. He graduated from RS Central High School and attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. He retired as VP of Operations with National Freight Brokers out of Charlotte with over 45 years in the trucking industry. He was a devoted elder and session member of Long Creek Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather who enjoyed his many projects in retirement, including building his workshop and cabin, maintaining his property and re-stocking his fish pond. His appreciation for life and his faith further drove him to volunteer much of his time to the church where he managed numerous renovations and projects.
He achieved his 30 year chip in AA, which further defined his character and commitment to life and helping others. In AA he was a frequent speaker, leader, mentor and friend, providing guidance to those in need. He was a Mason and member of Cleveland Masonic Lodge 202.
He is survived by his son, Marc Byers and wife Terri of Shelby; daughter, Mandi Langley and husband Allen of Shelby; sisters, Willa Mae Cooper and husband Stanley of Memphis, Tenn., and Ruby Bright of Rutherfordton; brothers, Charles Byers and wife Melba of Ellenboro and Jerry Byers and wife Diane of Rutherfordton; special companion, Patricia Byers of White Oak Manor, who he tirelessly cared for until his decline in health; grandchildren, Brock Byers, Grant Byers, Zack Byers, Chloe Langley and Gracie Langley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel
Officiated by: Pastor Dee Liss and Pastor Charles Davenport
Funeral home: Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers please send to , 1901 Brunswick Ave, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Guest register: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on May 16, 2014
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