OBITUARY

Donald Lee Byer

July 18, 1939July 6, 2019
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DONALD LEE BYER, 79, passed away July 6, 2019 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers after a courageous fight against kidney failure. He was born in Lavalette, WV on July 18, 1939 to Oather L. and Imogene Byer. He is survived by his companion and soulmate, Martha Graf Clark of Fort Myers, FL; 3 children: David Byer, Lee Ann Myers and Jon W. Byer and 4 grandchildren all of Lexington, KY; Siblings: Carolyn S. Walters, Joyce A. Joyner, Paul W. Byer all of Fort Myers, FL., and Larry J. Byer, of Lake City, FL. His business was known as Byer Inc., a successful developer and builder of residential homes and commercial developments in Boyd, Greenup, and Fayette Counties in Kentucky from the early 1960’s and residential and condo communities in Fort Myers since the 1980’s. He and his sister, Carolyn, developed and built the Ashland at Lakeridge and the Cumberland Condo Communities in Fort Myers where so many of his fellow Kentuckians still reside. Playing golf was his past time with his buddies over the years and in many states including Fort Myers His love of flying his own plane brought much happiness to him and his friends. He was a member of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. A Celebration of Life service is set for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 am at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or the Kidney Foundation. For information call Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 239-334-4880.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Barbara Creech

July 19, 2019

Dearest Carolyn, You are the sister who Don loved with all of his heart. You have been his angel. God Bless You and give you comfort and peace. Much love,

Jim McKee

July 16, 2019

Note to Jon: I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. His development work surely made a lot of folks happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diana Church/Klemiuk

July 15, 2019

MOST OF US GRANDCHILREN GREW UP TOGETHER IN THE HILLS OF WVA. DON ALWAYS HAD A SMILE & A GENTLE SOUL
WE WEREN'T COUSINS MORE LIKE BROTHERS & SISTERS.

REST IN PEACE THEIR IS LOTS OF FAMILY WAITING IN HEAVEN TO GREET YOU

Donna Smaby

July 15, 2019

He was always so sweet to me, I practically lived at my Aunt Imogenes house in the summers growing up. Love and miss them all. Rest in piece, your in a great place now with lots of family. oooxxx

Brenda and Mike Willis

July 14, 2019

Fly High Angel. You were loved by so many. Great memories of times together when we were young. Sincere condolences to the family.

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