Sidney Ray Byers Sr.

Sidney Ray Byers Sr., born on December 24, 1941 to the late Tom and Rosa Byers.

At an early age , he joined Ebenezer Baptist Church.

He worked at Limestone Mills and Vulcan Materials.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Byars, Jr., Frank Byars, Broadus Byars, Davis Byars, Nannie Snellings, Tony Mae "Jack" Peeler, and Lanelle Dawkins.

Left to cherish memories are one sister; Florida (J.W.) Mayes of Woodruff, SC; his sons, Sidney Jr. (Shari) Byers of Cowpens, SC, Renaurd (Joyce) Byers of Charlotte NC, Eddie Davis (Pansy) of Shelby, NC,; daughters, Charlene Santiago of Gaffney, SC and Cynthia Santiago of Spartanburg, SC; former wife Annette Byers of Gaffney; Travis Santiago, Della Dawkins and Meka Austin reared as children, a special friend, Shirley Wood and Preston Wood; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 25th from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney.

At the request of the family, we ask that you please WEAR MASKS and practice social distancing (Refraining from hugging, kissing and physical contact)

Services will be private.

Book of Memories available at

The Gaffney Location of Gordon Mortuary is Serving the Family of Sidney Ray Byers Sr.