Obituaries » George E. Byerly
October 7, 1922 - January 3, 2018
George E. Byerly, age 95, passed away January 3, 2018, at 4:30 am, at the Lima Memorial Health System. George was born October 7, 1922 in Lima, OH, to Glen and Mary (Burns) Byerly who preceded him in death. On June 25,1949 he married Ruth A. (Althoff) Byerly who preceded him in death on November 3, 2009.
George was a 1941 graduate of the LaFayette-Jackson High School. He worked for Neon Products as a supervisor for 32 and a half years. He then worked for 10 years as a factory worker for Lima Electric from which he retired in 1987. After retirement he worked for Bath Township in maintenance and on the road crew. George was an original charter member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII where he was stationed in Anzio, Italy. He was faithful in attending Ohio and National Army reunions with his former comrades. George enjoyed raising Christmas cactuses, and gardening where he would grow vegetables and flowers. He also loved woodworking. His specialty was wood figurines and bird houses.
He is survived by his children: Wayne A. Byerly of Lima, OH, Joyce (Mark) Smith of Victor, NY, Peggy (Greg) Harmon of Perrysburg, OH, Carol (Randy) Sanner of Bowling Green, OH, Darlene (Bob) Lewis of Lima, OH and Kevin W. Byerly of Spartanburg, SC, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Ruth (Gerald) Huber, Erma (John) Harnisfager and Jim (Jean) Byerly
There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bryan Bucher. Military honors will be provided by the VFW #1275 and the U.S. Army. Burial will be in Bluelick Cemetery following the service.
Friends may call on Saturday from 12 noon until 1:00 pm at the EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Food Pantry.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com