Joseph L. Byard, 74, went home to be with his Lord, while he was visiting family in Arizona, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was born March 8, 1941 in Glendale, West Virginia, a son of Howard and Jennette Byard.
Joe was a charter member of Journey Christian Church. He was retired from Packard Electric after 40 years of service. Aside from the Lord, his greatest joy was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grand-daughter. He enjoyed walking outdoors and visiting with friends along the way.
Surviving Joe are; his wife, Jan of Painesville, Ohio, whom he married on November 3, 1962, 3 daughters, Terri (Kevin) Dunmire of El Mirage, AZ; Debbie (Dennis) Schneider of Clearwater, FL; Susan (Bill) Gifford of Niles, OH; 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters; Naomi Noble and Wanda Rice.
In addition to his parents Joe was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Byard and one sister, Mary Reynolds.
A private family memorial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Journey Christian Church, 3943 Devon Drive SE; Warren, OH 44484.Print Obituary & Condolences