Mr. Byron Baxley Best (BB), age 66, of Holly Springs, NC, passed away at home January 21st with his loving family by his side. He was born in Wilmington, NC, to the late Gladys Stanley and A.W. (Buddy) Best. He graduated from New Hanover High School and attended Western Carolina University. Most of his professional career was as an Independent Remediation Consultant. He was a member of the Elks club. His passions were his family, golfing with friends and family, fishing with his grandchildren, and attending his grandchildren's various activities.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Linda Best (nee DeJohn), 4 daughters, Amanda Best Scoggins and husband Greg of TX, Leah Winfield and husband Sterling of TX, Tina Sanchez and husband Eric of NC, Dana Geris and husband Nick of CO and 12 grandchildren Gary, Emily, Zachary, Vincent, Dominic, Sophia, Christian, Grace, Peter, Ryan, Lauren, Van Michael, and great grandchild Adrian, brothers Freddie Best and wife Mae, Jack Best and wife Brenda and Paul Best all of NC and brothers-in-law Bob and Jim DeJohn and mother-in-law Ginny DeJohn, several nieces and nephews and grand dog Scarlet and nephew dog Buddy. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday January 24th at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
3915 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-4444

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2013