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Michael "Mike" Gene Byers

April 16, 1951April 15, 2020

Michael "Mike"Gene Byers, 68, of Pataskala, moved on to Glory on April 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 16, 1951 to Gene and Patti (Cosgray) Byers whom survive him. Mike graduated from Licking Heights in 1969 after attending Hilliard Schools for many years. He was an honest, kind man who loved his family. Mike was an avid golfer, and enjoyed working on vintage cars. He was also an accomplished musician who played in several bands starting at the age of 13. Mike drove coach buses for several years hauling different teams all over the country. He was also a carpenter by trade and could fix anything. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Brenda (Spencer); son, Derek (Amy); grandson, Harrison; daughter, Alissa (Jason) Cook and granddaughter, Emmy. He is also survived by his brother, Robin (Marilyn); sister, Susie (Eric) Burns; brother-in-laws, Russell (Nancy) Spencer, Bob (Noraeen) Spencer; sister-in-law, Connie (Lyn) Fitzer along with many nieces and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his father-in-law & mother-in-law, DeForest (Bridgette) Spencer. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, and was loved by those who met him. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love, generosity, & kindness through this most difficult time. A special thanks to our wonderful church family at Church on the Rock who was there for us through all this. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Michael "Mike" Gene Byers

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Tom Toberg

May 18, 2020

Mike was a good friend, fun to be around.
He will be missed by many.

Tom Toberg

Robert McGonigle

April 22, 2020

I knew Mike from our days at Hilliard High School. He was a good man and his family is rightfully proud of him. He had an infectious smile! God bless him!

Ken Schnacke

April 21, 2020

Mike was our first driver for the Columbus Clippers baseball team when we started with Dreamcatcher. The staff and players loved him, and he did a wonderful job of taking care of us. As he started to do a little less long-distance driving the last few years, I always asked the “ new guys” how Mike was doing. He will be greatly missed by all of us who were “touched” by him.
May he Rest In Peace, and our thoughts & prayers from the Columbus Clippers “family” are with his family at this difficult time....

Betty Kunz

April 21, 2020

Mike was a dear sweet man.I used to always tell him how handsome he was and his face would get so red from embarrassment. He was a loving soul to all and deeply loved his family.I know he is in a Heavenly home now but,dang,we sure miss him here!!

Robin Hunter

April 20, 2020

Brenda & family,
So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, sending condolences of love and peace.

Robin Hunter

Jerry & Cindy Slater

April 19, 2020

Sending our love and prayers for you and your family.

Jerry and Cindy

Robert Kaufman

April 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mike. I had the pleasure working with him when the Capital City Boys and the Challengers preformed in some gigs together. I always thought that he was a unique talent as he played the bass line on his guitar while singing tenor harmony. He will be missed by many. My sympathies to his family.

Penney Latham-Newbern

April 19, 2020

Brenda & Family,

Sending my condolences during this difficult time...You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary & Bob Clark

April 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss Brenda, our prayers are with you & your family!

dean riley

April 19, 2020

One of the good guys, always had time to say hello. At many of the band events in Ohio, Texas and Florida. R. I.P. Mike


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