John David BYERS

St. Petersburg, Florida


BYERS, John David 74, of Largo, died on March 8, 2017, at the Sabal Palms Nursing Home, Largo. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Dave moved to Florida in 1957 and graduated from Clearwater High School and the University of Florida, and he earned a master's degree from Florida State University. He attended...

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Such a great teacher, love him and "Miss Porter" too, he leave behind a legacy of well taught students, rest in peace Mr. Byers!

Mr. Byers taught me to love history. His enthusiasm ( and slideshows) made a normally boring subject, fun and relatable! He will be missed. My love to his family and friends.

My Byers embarrassed the tar out of Jeff Bomke & I. He was a great teacher & he will be missed!

It was with great sadness that I learned of Mr.Byers passing. He made history so much fun, and even singing was not too bad. He was an educator that got his students interested in History, and gave them me a life long interest in it. I am so sorry Mrs Byers, and hope that you feel joy that he made such a positive impact on several generations of students.

Our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Joan and Sandy Humphrey

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Byers death. He was one of my most favorite teachers at JFK. He made history fun and made learning so much easier. I have always admired him, even though it has been more than 43 years since I graduated from JFK. My deepest condolences for you Mrs. Sara Byers and to the entire family.

Cousin Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Another light in the railroad tunnel of life extinguished way to early. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I had Mr. Byers as a teacher many years ago as well as Miss Porter; at JFK middle school. He excelled as a teacher but even more important, he developed a great rapport with all the students. He was always smiling, friendly, and very kind. I remember that we always wanted Mr. Byers to marry Miss Porter. I've never forgotten either of you. With love and prayers, Marla Tucker

I was so sorry to hear about Dave. You both were such wonderful teachers at Kennedy when I was a student and then to return and teach alongside you both was a special joy - getting to know you in a different light. Sending prayers your way.