BYERS, Thomas W. Sr., 77, of Stratton, OH, passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012, in the Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio in Steubenville, OH.
Tom was born December 15, 1934 in Stratton, OH, son of the late George and Beulah Burns Byers.
Tom was retired from Ironworkers Local 549 in Wheeling, WV; he was Protestant by faith and was a member of the Toronto American Legion Post 86. Tom served his country in the US Marines during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two sisters, Imogene Coulter and Beverly Vinburg; three brothers, George "Bud", Jack "Annie" and Dean "Diz" Byers.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Margaret "Marge" (Bodnar) Byers, whom he married on October 19, 1957; two sons, Thomas W. (Tondra) Byers Jr. and John W. (Candice) Byers, both of Toronto; his brother, Dorhman "Doc" Byers of Stratton; six grandchildren, Brandon, Jenna, Dustin, Jonathan and Andrea Byers and Nathan (Moriah) Hughes.
Visitation will be held on Friday October 26, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. 701 Findley St., Toronto, OH, where services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Al Talkington will provide the service for Tom and burial will be at the convenience of his family in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Military Honors Service will be held following his Funeral Service by the Toronto American Legion Post 86.
To view his obituary and to leave condolences to the family visit our website www.jefosterfh.com.