Donny Wayne Byars, 66, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Horn Lake, MS. Born September 22, 1950, he was the son of the late Shed Byars and the late Edna Pitts Byars. Donny was a retired welder/pipe fitter at Standard Maintenance Company, and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service honoring his life will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 12:00pm until service time on Wednesday. Officiating will be Craig Brown.
Burial will follow at Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro, MS.
Pallbearers will be Alex Byars, Joey Byars, Dennis Byars, William Vaughn, Phillip Vaughn, and Jessie Turner.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Liz Chisholm Byars, Horn Lake, MS; sons, Joey (Tammy) Byars and Dennis (Lisa) Byars, both of Bruce; Alex (Ashley Elmore) Byars, Starkville; Will (Alexis) Vaughn, Macon, GA; Phil (Dina) Vaughn, Little Rock AR; sister, Debbie (Wade) Burt, and brothers, Raleigh (Christa) Byars, Stanley (Betty) Byars, Eastland Byars, Sr., and Ricky (Cheryl) Byars; and 9 grandchildren, Kristi Byars Turner, Rachel Byars Tran, Abby Byars, Sebastian Byars, Bret Byars, Cassie Vaughn, Joshua Vaughn, Cyan Vaughn, and Aiden Vaughn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Linda Diane Crow Byars; sisters, Mildred Lee Byars, Edna Joyce Byars, and Ann Byars West.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences can be left for the family at pryorfuneralhome.com.