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In Memory of
David E. Byers
August 30, 1929 - March 13, 2019

Friday, March 22nd from 4-7 p.m. at Genoa Baptist Church Chapel

Saturday, March 23rd 10 a.m. at Genoa Baptist Church Chapel

Blendon Central Cemetery

David E. Byers, 89, of Westerville, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019, surrounded by his family, who rejoiced he was heading home to Heaven. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; an engineer by profession who built a loving family with Sally and beautiful things with his hands in his woodshop.
Born in Glouster, Ohio, on August 30, 1929, Dave was raised by Ernest and Susanne Byers as the youngest of 5 sons. He graduated from Glouster High School and Ohio University with a degree in civil engineering, and served in the United States Army in Washington, DC during the Korean War. His first job after the army, and for the next 37 years, was with Ohio Bell (later AT&T) in Columbus. He met his wife Sally (Owen) while working at Ohio Bell, and they married Nov. 19, 1955 and settled in Westerville, where they raised their family. He retired in 1991 to travel with Sally, enjoy grandchildren, build toys and a two-tiered garden pond -- and deepen his walk of faith. He was active in Scouts from boyhood through his own boys' involvement, and was a lifelong Republican who served on the Franklin County Central Committee and at a grass-roots level, campaigning for local candidates such as Alan Norris, Sam Devine and a young John Kasich. Dave was predeceased by his parents and brothers Bill, Ted, Robert and lastly Dick, who passed away in January. He is survived by Sally, his wife of 63 years; children Amy (Tim) Pressler; Dan; Tim (Mary); Matt (Shellie) and Emily Gorup; grandchildren Abby, Sara, Erik, Andy, David, Nate, Zach, Ryan, Megan, Eric, Charlie, Caroline and Josh; and great-grandchildren Ella, Lilly and Amy. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy Byers and Jeannine Byers, and several wonderful nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Friday, March 22, from 4-7 p.m., in the chapel at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville 43082. The funeral will be held there also on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., officiated by Tim Byers, Tim Pressler and Pastor Frank Karl. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 170, Columbus, OH, 43231, which took such tender care of Dave in his final days. We thank the staff at Parkside Village; and Penny, Brandy, Amina, Melissa, Deborah, Evelyn, Abbi and Deonna -- the ministering hospice angels who took such good care of Dave and allowed us to spend our time talking, singing and praying with him. Condolences at

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Jack and Charlene

Mar 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many wonderful Hillcrest memories of you and the family, sally. God less you all. I


Larry & Marge

Mar 15, 2019

Sally & family, We have such warm memories of all of you living just a couple of houses from us. Larry enjoyed talking trains with Dave & we loved his kind heart. What a wonderful life he had with your loving family. Our prayers are with all of you. Love, Marge


Glenn Rudicil

Mar 15, 2019

Dear Sally and Family, Audrey and I understand your great feeling of loss at the passing of Dave after having had so many years of loving relationship. We both went through this with our first loves of many years, her 55 years, me 62 years. You did have a wonderful blessing also. Time along with memories will heal your saddened hearts. May our great God bless you in His mighty way as life goes on in future days. Our Love to All, Glenn and Audrey


Janet Ellison

Mar 16, 2019

Amy and family, I am sorry to hear about your dad. But I love that you know he is in good hands! Darrell and I are out of town so I will miss getting to hug you. Hang tough.


Melva Guinther

Mar 16, 2019

Dave was one of the first people we met when we came to Westerville & Genoa Church & typical of the caring, welcoming community. He will be missed by all who know him. Prayers for Sally & the family.


Tom & Martha Johnson

Mar 16, 2019

Martha & I want to express our heartfelt sincere expression of sympathy in Dave's passing. We know for you and the family it was a bittersweet passing. May God's immeasurable grace, and his ever present loving presence embrace and sustain you and your family.


Carol Pence

Mar 18, 2019

May your hearts be filled with the joy of his life - and may you rejoice with Dave in his new home. Sally - you and your family are in prayer as you travel this journey. Love and peace, Carol


Shelva Scott

Mar 22, 2019

I became acquainted with Sally and Dave through the Connections Class at Genoa. When I think of Sally and Dave the only word I can think to use is "sweet." Indeed they are sweet people, sweet couple. I really only knew Dave well enough to know that he was a Civil War buff. I just know a little something about the Civil War but I was able to share a picture book Civil War story with Dave and also tell him about a very unusual experience I had at the Gettysburg battle field in Pennsylvania. These are two nice memories I will always take with me. We know that Dave is in the best place now but will be missed by a lot of people. God bless us all.