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A funeral service for Eugene Byers, age 73, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 3 o'clock in the afternoon Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with a visitation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Rev. Lester Foreman will be officiating. He will be laid to rest at Tecula Cemetery.
Mr. Byers passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Tyler.
Eugene was born October 25, 1943, in Jacksonville to Obert and Audrey (Smith) Byers who preceded him in death.
He retired from J. B. White as warehouse manager and then drove a logging truck. Eugene enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Welmer Allen Byers and wife Margaret of Geneva, Robert Earl Byers and wife Joanne of Jacksonville, Lewie Byers and wife Elaine of Rusk and Sue Ellen Byers and Thomas Lynn Sides of Jacksonville. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Byers, James McAnally, David George Woods, Shawn Woods, David Byers and Aaron Zappas. Honorary pallbearers Duston Sides, John Thomas Byers Jr., James Paul "Buddie" Byers, Paul Gallier and Brent Byers.
Viewing will begin on Saturday, August 5, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made in memory of Eugene to Tecula Cemetery or a charity of your choice.
Published on August 4, 2017
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