Thursday, February 21, 2013


Henry W. “Hank” Byers, Jr., 75, of Eaton, and formerly of Greenville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. Henry was born on November 18, 1937 the oldest son of Henry Sr. & Ina (Miller) Byers in Darke County. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. 

In 1996 he retired from the Perfect Circle in Richmond, IN after 35 1/2 years of service. From 1998 to 2009 Henry and his wife were Host Volunteers at Price Creek Camp Ground at Beaverhead National Forest near Polaris, Montana. Member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Greenville and the American Legion Post #140 of Greenville.

Preceded in death by a son: Timothy Byers in 2005. Survived by his wife of 54 years: Eula M. (Meyer) Byers; Children: Rodney and Sue Byers of Farmersville; Debra and Randy Swartwout of Eaton; grandchildren: Jessica and Robert Brock, Christopher and Jessica Byers; Elizabeth and Chad Parks; Ryan and Regina Hynes; Hilary Drumm; Andrea, Chelcie and Brianna Swartwout; Great Grandchildren: Matthew Brock, Mariah and Emily Hynes. Memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Farmersville United Methodist Church, 110 West Center St., Farmersville, with Rev. Patricia A. Matthews officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the Preble County Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD 20852-9813; Hospice of Dayton – 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 or Farmersville United Methodist Church, 110 West Center St., Farmersville, Ohio 45325. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family via the web site at (veteran)

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