Robert L. Byram age 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:40 P.M. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at his residence due to his failing health. Robert was born September 13, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Frank & Treva (Puterbaugh) Byram.
Robert is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Jackie (Burke) Byram whom he married September 7, 1946; son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Vicki Byram of Greenville; grandchildren, Kathryn & Joe Weber, Andrew & Jessica Byram, Amanda & Jason Mote and Rob & Brandi Byram; great-grandchildren, Jack Weber, Lilly Weber, Lucie Weber, Alison Byram, Emily Byram, Nathan Byram, Kyler Mote, Kaden Mote, Kohen Mote, Kayaa Mote and Mikey Byram; brother & sister-in-law, E.J. & Jean Byram of Union City, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Byram of Greenville.
In addition to his parents, Robert is also preceded in death by a son, Steve Byram on September 11, 1988; and a brother, Dwight Byram.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during WWII where he was a P.O.W. Robert was at the Battle of the Bulge and was captured at St. Vith, Belgium and was at Bad Orb until liberation. Robert Retired from Superior Implements in Greenville where he was a salesman for 45 years. He was a member of Coletown Congregational Christian Church, Greenville V.F.W., Greenville D.A.V. and the Greenville American Legion.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with Military graveside services conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coletown Congregational Christian Church.