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John William "Billy" Byrom


1947 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John William "Billy" Byrom Obituary
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John William "Billy" Byrom, age 71of Keystone Heights, passed away in Gainesville on September 7, 2018. Billy was born on April 28, 1947 in Huntsville, Alabama. He was a graduate of Lee High School. He played football at the University of North Alabama. Billy moved to Keystone Heights 38 years ago from Alabama. He founded and operated Alternate Energy Technologies, which is a manufacturing leader in the solar thermal industry, and he eventually relocated the company from Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs. He was a member of the Keystone United Methodist Church (finance committee), Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FLASEIA), Lions Club, Keystone Volunteer Fire Department, and was on the standards committee for the ICC-SRCCfor the Solar Industry. Billy was an avid NASCAR and Alabama fan ("Roll Tide!"). He also enjoyed hunting, golfing and fishing. He was truly loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Johnnie Marguerite Kelly Byrom; and his sister, Deborah Lynn Byrom. Survivors include, his wife of 37 years, Liz Byrom, of Keystone Heights; daughters, Tara(Leo) Byrom Prieto of Middleburg and Billie Jean Byrom of Orange Park; step-daughter, Monica Tew, and her three children, Philip, Beverly and Dana all of Keystone Heights; and his grandchildren, Preston Prieto of Middleburg and Norah Byrom of Orange Park.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Keystone United Methodist Church. Services will be officiated by Dr. Tom Farmer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keystone United Methodist Church in honor of Mr. Billy Byrom. (http://www.keystone-umc.org/events/)
Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 340 East Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, FL 32656. (352) 473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 13, 2018
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