Joseph R. Byers

Joseph R. Byers

June 01, 1934 ~ September 27, 2021


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Joseph Robert Byers, Fort Pierce, FL formerly of Kokomo, IN went to his eternal home the morning of September 27, 2021. He was born June 1, 1934, in Leeds, AL to William and Laura (Woodard) Byers. The family moved to Gary, Indiana where he grew up and attended the “great Gary schools.”

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Linda (Teter) Byers, whom he married November 29, 1958, in Kokomo, IN. Also surviving are three children and their spouses, Joseph Jr. and Denise Byers, Coppell, TX; Lori and Michael Creighton, Mead, WA; Julie and Paul Beihold, Carmel, IN; six grandchildren, Kayla Creighton, Aaron and Angela Creighton, Cameron and Michelle Creighton, Stephen Beihold, Anne Beihold, Ava Rose Byers; and three great-grandchildren Felix Finck, Dean Creighton and Dallas Creighton.

Mr. Byers enlisted in the Air Force at age 18 to serve his country during the Korean War. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, IN. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing. He was a great fan of college sports, especially the Purdue Boilermakers. Above all, he was a devoted family man.

He will be greatly missed!

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Michael C - Friend

September 28, 2021, 7:39 pm

You will be greatly missed. Until we see you again!

Diane Sheron

September 28, 2021, 8:08 pm

I will always remember how fiercely he loved me and protected me in my time of need!! Love you Uncle Joe Always and Forever!

Jim, Zahra & Emily Beihold - Sister-in-Law

September 28, 2021, 9:02 pm

Dear Julie, We are deeply sorry for your loss and thinking of you during these challenging times. All Our Love, Jim, Zahra and Emily

Stephen - Grandson

September 29, 2021, 8:31 pm

Po was one of the coolest people I knew. Always could bring a smile to your face. Words cannot describe how much I will miss him.

Jordan - Family Friend

September 29, 2021, 11:58 pm

Dear Mrs. Beihold sorry for the loss of your father. Wishing you strength in this hard time.

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