Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Thomas R Byington

August 19, 1938January 11, 2020

Longs, SC

Thomas Roy Byington, 81, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 19, 1938 in Waukesha, WI, he was the son of the late Russell T. and Elmira Kathryn Saska Byington.

Mr. Byington is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet C. Westberg Byington; two daughters, Terry Byington Urban and Debbie Byington Transou; four granddaughters; one great granddaughter; and one great grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Road, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


1 February

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90
Little River, South Carolina 29566


Thomas R Byington

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Cheryl Pulliam

January 15, 2020

Please know that you, Terry, and Debbie are absolutely in my thoughts and prayers. Oh my goodness, what great memories I have of the time Helen, you guys, and I spent together. You guys were always special friends. I would love to be in touch with you and hope that the funeral home will give you my email address.

Cheryl Pulliam

Cynthia Gore

January 15, 2020

I truly met an amazing man! Your smile every morning was contagious! I’ll will always remember Tom and Janet y’all touched my heart by the was you all treated me. Remember, memories last a lifetime time. And I promise to always cherish them. A Family like the Byington is an amazing family ❤️


January 13, 2020

Ms Janet, Terry, and Debbie,
Mr Tom was a great man. His spirit and genuine love for others were spectacular. He gave part of himself to others in his kindness. He had the most welcoming spirit man. I fell in love with Mrs. Janet and Mr. Tom when I first met them. I've been with them now for three years and it has been most pleasing and pleasant to me. Whenever I leave the home after cleaning he would always ask, "What's for dinner tomorrow?" He was always up for tasting different country cooking. He will be truly missed. I know that he's alright in the hands of God. Sleep peacefully Mr. Tom.