BYERLY, Lowell Eugene 76, of Springfield, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
He was born on March 22, 1936 in London, Ohio (Madison County) the son of Russell and Ida Mae (Cross) Byerly.
He served in the United States Navy and later was honorably discharged from the United States Army.
He later worked for over twenty years at Navistar retiring in 1986.
Lowell was a "master griller" and enjoyed having family cookouts. He truly enjoyed gardening and took great pride in growing tomatoes.
He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-four years R. Anne Byerly in 1993.
Lowell is survived by his two daughters and a son-in-law: Cheri Byerly of Springfield, Ohio and Beth and Michael Shinn of Mendon, Ohio; his grandson Keeton who was the light of his life, brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Darlene Byerly of Cincinnati, several nieces and nephews, and longtime friend, Bette Byerly.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Helina Craig.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME where services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
You may express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com