Robert Glenn Byers
Robert Glenn Byers passed away peacefully on August 23, 2017 of pancreatic cancer after having survived for five years after throat and neck cancer.
Born in Hendersonville, NC on November 15, 1940 he was predeceased by his parents Fred and Millie Byers and father and mother-in-law, Wilson and Agnes Byrd and his beloved dog, Brandy.
He was a loving, sweet, wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, golfer, enjoyed fishing the Chattachoochee River and the Steinhatchee River, cared deeply for his family and his many friends. He was kind and thoughtful to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Bob moved to Atlanta in the early 60s to work for Lockheed, then went on to have the Blue Cockatoo Lounge in Atlanta, successful career in property management, owned his own construction company and then retired in 2004 from the liquor industry. In 2007 he built his dream home in Dawsonville where he and his wife enjoyed spending time on the screened in porch and watching all the wildlife go by. He was Grand Exalted Ruler of Buckhead Elks, Deacon of Providence Presbyterian Church, volunteer coach at Murphy Candler Park and Chamblee Methodist Church.
He leaves, to cherish his memory, wife Bonnie, daughter Beth Byers, son Joe (Tish) Boring, daughter Stacey (Rob) Zehnder, sister JoAnn Osborne and brother Ross (Mona) Byers and five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations of the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Research, and any No Kill Animal Shelter of your choice or any favorite charity you would prefer. Bob was cremated and the Celebration of Life services will be held October 7, 2017 at 1 p.m., Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Highway 53E, Dawsonville, GA 30534.