Fred Byers, 82, of Warne, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 in Braselton, Ga.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. Fred was the son on the late Charles Woodrow and Irene Byers Byers. He was a self-employed welder. Fred was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fred enjoyed football, NASCAR and fishing.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Jean Taylor Byers; six brothers, Wayne, Roy Lee, Jack, Monroe, Claude D. and infant brother, Benny Edward Byers; two sisters, Helen Scharringhausen and Betty Sue Hooper.
He is survived by three sons, Danny Byers, of Wellington, Fla., Benny Fred Byers, of Belton, Texas and Mike Byers, of Warne; one daughter, Sheryl Miller and husband, Steve, of Warne; two brothers, Lawrence and Thomas Byers, both of Hayesville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Rev. Chris Rumfelt, Rev. Johnny Foster and Rev. Billy Stiles will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the First Free Will Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 259 Tusquittee Street, Hayesville, N.C. 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com is in charge of all arrangements.