William Edward “Bill” Byers, age 74, a resident of Kings Mountain, died May 13, 2014 at his home. He was born in Rutherford County, NC to the late Marvin Hampton Byers and Gertrude Sisk Byers. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Proctor Byers. He graduated from RS Central High School and attended Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. He retired as VP of Operations with National Freight Brokers out of Charlotte with over 45 years in the trucking industry. He was a devoted elder and session member of Long Creek Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather who enjoyed his many projects in retirement, including building his workshop and cabin, maintaining his property and re-stocking his fish pond. His appreciation for life and his faith further drove him to volunteer much of his time to the church where he managed numerous renovations and projects.
He had achieved his 30 year chip in AA which further defined his character and commitment to life and helping others. In AA he was a frequent speaker, leader, mentor, and friend providing guidance to those in need. He was a Mason and member of Cleveland Masonic Lodge 202.
SURVIVORS: Son: Marc Byers and wife Terri, Shelby, NC; Daughter: Mandi Langley and husband, Allen, Shelby, NC
Sisters: Willa Mae Cooper and husband Stanley, Memphis, TN; Ruby Bright, Rutherfordton, NC; Brothers: Charles Byers and wife Melba, Ellenboro, NC; Jerry Byers and wife Diane, Rutherfordton, NC; Special Companion: Patricia Byers, White Oak Manor, who he tirelessly cared for until his decline in health. Grandchildren: Brock Byers, Grant Byers, Zack Byers, Chloe Langley and Gracie Langley. Numerous nieces and nephews
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Dee Liss and Pastor Charles Davenport, officiating.
VISITATION: 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers please send memorials to American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC