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Robert

Wayne

Byer, Jr.

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October 6, 2023

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Byer, Jr., 59, of Covington, died Friday, October 6, 2023 at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem.


Mr. Byer was born April 26, 1964, in Alleghany County, a son of the late Robert W. Byer, Sr. and Arletta Tingler Griffith.


Bobby was employed as a truck driver for Team Carriers, Inc. for many years. He loved hunting and being outdoors and was a well-known car and truck enthusiast. He attended Cliffdale Christian Church.


Surviving are his wife, Anita Bowen Byer of Covington; three sons, Robert (Caitlin) Cash, Dustin (Kellie) Cash, all of Covington, and Johnny (Rachael) Ward of Daleville; two daughters, , Darrian (Sheila) Tucker of Covington, Priscilla (John) Malone of Spruce Pine, NC; grandchildren, Brady, Carper, Dillon, Savannah, Gracie, Quincy, Dixon, Chase, Cameron, Kaylee, Colton, Alice, Avery, and Jenna; two brothers, Jaimie (Stacey) Griffith and Bruce (Amy) Byer, all of Covington; one sister, Misty Byer of Covington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special nephew, Tyler Griffith and two close cousins, Davey Wright and Eddie Wright.


A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating. The family will receive their friends on Monday evening from 6 – 7:30 PM at the funeral home.


Interment will be made in Lonestar Cemetery.


The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Mr. Byer’s name do so to: The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at arrittfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Arritt Funeral Home

October 9, 2023 at 10:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Service

Arritt Funeral Home

October 10, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Lonestar Cemetery

6102 Potts Creek Rd, Covington, VA 24426, USA

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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