Garner Roosevelt Byram, 85, of Craigsville, Virginia went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born December 13, 1932 in Craigsville, Virginia, the son of the late William Edward Byram, Sr. and Mary Ethel Puckett Byram.
Garner was married to his love Georgia Frazier Byram on September of 1956. They spent 61 years together, remaining in Craigsville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Reynolds Metal Company in 1995 after 29 years of dedicated service. He proudly served as President of the Union Local No 642 for many years. He was a proud member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church and an avid volunteer of the Craigsville Community Food Pantry.
Garner is survived by his wife, Georgia; son, Philip Byram and wife Angie; daughters, Renee Campbell and fiancé Robert Beverage, Lisa Campbell and husband Tracy; grandchildren, Garner Ray Byram, Jr. and girlfriend Kendra Jackson, Hannah Byram, Hank Roadcap and wife Andrea, Heather Byram and fiancé Chris Craig, Travis Roadcap and wife Jessica, Christopher Cleveland and girlfriend Payton Hill, Ashley Meadows and husband Joey, Gracie Byram, Cayden Campbell; great grandchildren, Peyton Craig, Dawson Roadcap, Lyra Roadcap; brother, Richard Byram and wife Joyce; brother-in-law, Harmon Frazier; sister-in-law, Fonda Byram; numerous nieces and nephews, and many special friends. The family also wishes to extend special thanks to the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah and Dr. Kerry Alexander.
He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Garner Ray Byram, Sr., six brothers, John, Massie, William Jr., Logan, Walter, and Thornton; six sisters, Zelma Knight, Louise Mays, Jessie Miller, Nancy Lambert, Beulah Reed, Stella Strickler; and one sister-in-law, Vernie Frazier.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating, and Pastor Billy Curry assisting. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Todd Cleveland, and Chris Templeton. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Sours, Tommy Roadcap, Jeff and Tammy Estes, his Reynolds co-workers, Danny and Elaine Kennedy, Tommy and Sharon Humphries, and Dewitt and Wanda Riddle.
The family will receive friends Thursday, February 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 98, Craigsville, VA 24430.