David P. Byers, 62, formerly of Parkersburg, WV, passed away peacefully September 22, 2016 at his home in Murrells Inlet, SC, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Parkersburg, he was the son of the late Paul and Mamie Byers. He was a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. David was a funeral director at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg for 37 years before fulfilling his lifelong dream of living at the beach. He was the manager of Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel in Murrells Inlet for the past 5 years. David was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Parkersburg and attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Garden City, SC.
David will be forever missed by his wife of 41 years, Mary Beth; daughters Katy Pettiss (Matt Knight) and Becky Byers (John Brown); grandchildren Gavin Pettiss, Lila Pettiss, and Ian Brown; sister Delora Pickens (Eber); brother Alan Barnette (Betty); sister-in-law Linda Robinson; brother-in-law Curt Moore (Kate); several nieces and a nephew; and pets Phoebe and Lexi.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel with Don Odom officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, c/o Celeste Ridgway, 147 Hillcrest Dr. Little Hocking, OH 45752.
Online Condolences: Goldfinch Funeral Home