Graveside services for Mr. Al Byars were held Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Old Pearl Valley Cemetery with Rev. Scott Boatner officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 


Mr. Byars, 65, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Mr. Byars loved growing and canning a variety of fresh vegetables and riding motorcycles on trips, even as far as The Smokey Mountains.  He was an avid rabbit hunter and loved his beloved pack of beagles; he even considered rabbit hunting his job after retiring.  He also loved watching his grandson play baseball and football.


Survivors include his son, Bradley Byars; grandson, Remington Gauge “Boogie” Byars; sisters, Betty Byars, Linda McCrory and Carolyn Hicks.


Mr. Byars was preceded in death by his parents, Allison Lloyd Byars, Sr. (Buck) and Lorene Jones Byars.