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Eugene Byers, Telford

Published November 14th, 2011 11:32 pm

Mr. Eugene K. Byers, age 79, Telford, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at his residence.
Mr. Byers was a native of Washington County and son of the late Robert Lee and Ella Alma Sliger Byers. In addition to his parents, Mr. Byers was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Byers; son, Kyle Eugene Byers; daughter, Selena; brothers, Curtis H. Byers and J. Dillard Byers; and a special son-in-law, Andrew L. Metcalf.
He was a member of Mayberry Community Church and New Victory Baptist.
Eugene retired from Washington County Highway Department.
Survivors include daughters, Judy Lyons-Metcalf, Telford, Judith Brown, Bulls Gap, Susie Woods Byers of the home, Jenny Bennett and husband, Jed, Telford; sons, James Toney and wife, Mitzi, Elizabethton, Joseph Byers and wife, Crystal, Limestone; grandchildren, Kevin Lyons and wife, Kathy, Jason Lyons, Tara Enriquez, Josh Taylor, Anthony Bennett, Caleb Rogers, Katie Rogers, Ashley Byers, Madison Byers, Elizabeth Jones and husband, Todd, Chris Brown, Amy Jordon and husband, Josh; great-grandchildren, D. J. Lyons, Silas Enriquez, our special little angel Alex, Aaron Jones, Ariel Jones, Tyler Brown, Evan Brown, Maddison Jordon, Natalie Jordon, Sierra Lyons, Taiesha Lyons; sisters, Betty Willis, Limestone, Alma Byers, Limestone; special nephew, Calvin Keplinger, Jr., Telford; and several other nieces and nephews and special pet companion, “Gizmo”.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Freddie Bennett, Rev. John Hitechew and Rev. Jonathan Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Mayberry-Vincent Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery by 11:00 am.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Taylor, Robert Bennett, Chris Brown, Joe Byers, Doug Lyons, Jason Lyons, Eddie Taylor, Jeremy Roark, Andy Barnett, and Dustin Testner.
Condolences may be sent to the Byers family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services 423-753-3821