Byers, Lloyd D.

Retired Colonel, Volunteered for Multiple Organizations

Monday, May 23, 2005

Colonel Lloyd D. Byers, 83, of Signal Mountain, died on Sunday, May 22, 2005 while at home.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Mr. Byers graduated from Penn State with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Electrical Engineering. He enlisted in the US Army, attended ROTC and graduated a Lieutenant. He also graduated from the US Army Command & General Staff College and the Industrial College of Armed Forces. Serving primarily in Europe and the Continental US, he earned seven service medals. He rose to and retired at the rank of Colonel.

Mr. Byers was a member of Signal Presbyterian Church and was presented with Elder Emeritus. He served as Administrator for one year and as Lay Coordinator for 16 years. He also served in many other positions at various times.

He volunteered with many associations and was presented with many honors and awards. Mr. Byers received Tennessee’s Outstanding Achievement Award from Governor McWherter for volunteer work, as well as the “Charles H. Coolidge” Veteran of the Year Award for volunteer assistance to veterans and the community.

A life member of the Retired Officers Association, Mr. Byers held several offices at various times including President, and Board of Directors for five years.

He held membership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Veterans Coordinating Committee where he held several offices including President; the Sons of the Revolution; and the Lookout Rowing Club, serving as Chairman of Boat and Equipment Maintenance as well as the Repair Committee.

Mr. Byers was Director, Gold Life Member, and Sustaining Member of the Medal of Honor Museum.

He was a Chairman of Troop Committee of Troop 60 and Chairman of the Eagle Board of Review for Boy Scouts.

A volunteer for the VA Outpatient Clinic, Inter-city Ministries and the Signal Mountain Welfare Council, Mr. Byers always gave assistance to the community and to the youth when counseling, equipment repairs or transportation was needed.

A life member of the American Society of American Engineers, Mr. Byers also helped create a Merchant Marine Chapter in the Chattanooga area, and helped as a judge for the annual American Legion Oratorical Contest for High Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Cruickshank Byers and two children and their spouses, Richard E. and Deborah Byers of Calera, AL, and Jacqueline L. Byers and Graham C. Phuvanatnaranubala of Hayward, CA; five grandchildren, Bradley K. and Savannah G. Phuvanatnaranubala, W. Chase, S. Kolton and K. Baylee Byers; two brothers and their spouses, Theodore and Gladys Byers of South Carolina, and Samuel and Claire Byers of Ohio; three sisters and two of their spouses, Drusilla Hartz, Ellen and Lloyd Yost, and Elizabeth and Joe Pierce of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, at 11 a.m. in Chattanooga’s National Cemetery with full military honors.

A memorial service will follow at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday with Dr. William Dudley officiating.

The family will receive friends for visitation following the service in the Greeting Room at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church; 612 James Blvd; Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377 or to Adventa Hospice; 5959 Suite 500A; Shallowford Road; Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist; 5401 Highway 153.

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