Roland B. "Barney" Byington

January 25, 1945November 12, 2020

In loving Memory of Roland B. Byington January 25, 1945 - November 12, 2020

Blessed with the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, November 12, 2020, beloved Barney “Bobo” Byington went home. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle, professional, friend, and Marine.

Beloved husband for the last 20 years of Judith Byington; dear father of Tony Byington and Traci (John) Bredenkamp; dear step-father of Tracy (Dean) Carlton; loving “Bobo” of Ayden, Alivia, Amanda, Nicholas, Alyssa and Dylan Carlton; beloved brother of Judy (Rip) Ripley, Sally Tunisan, Patty Brown and Angela Woolworth.

Services: A memorial service will be conducted in the Chapel of Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at noon, followed by military honors at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning on Monday at 10:00 am. Please share memories and offer condolences at



  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Sterling “Rip” Ripley

November 24, 2020

I first met Barney and all of the Byington family in February 1978. Sadly this meeting was because of the loss of brother Timothy Byington. Is was sad time but very joyous as a I sat and listened to the family reminiscing of the antics of older brother Barney and his cohortTimmy. Barney and I immediately hit it off and became brothers because of our association with Vietnam and of course my marriage to his “favorite” sister Judy. Though we lived many miles apart we always stayed connected and I treasured the times we talked and I was able to hear his voice, never was a problem to hear him. He was outgoing, gracious, always had a great smile and the tales this man could tell. He loved everybody and always displayed that love. We have all lost a great friend and I will dearly miss him as all his family will. Goodbye brother but we will meet again so we can finish telling tales to each other. Love you bro.

Ted and Vickie Matulewic

November 23, 2020

We were terribly saddened to hear of our good friend Barneys passing. Our condolences to Tony and Traci and the entire Byington family. We will miss you a lot dear friend.

Ted and Vickie Matulewic

Dorris Dixon

November 22, 2020

Hey little brother i'm missing you already. I have tried to write this for the last four days and something keeps getting in my eyes so I stop. In the fifty some years we're been family we have shared bad times and a lot of good ones. One of my friends ask me would I change any thing and I said no, then I got thinking and I said yes. I try to make the bad times better and make good times 10 times better. During the bad times we have leaned on each other even carry each other on our backs but we were ok to it. Traci and John and the rest of the family seems to be doing fine. I think back at the things we have done and the places we have been Lake of Ozark, vegas, mexico, and cuba and if they would let us come back. At the lake we were in the boat and it was sunny and hot and I said be sure and put lotion on and you said you were but you kept getting more red. I said let me see that bottle and you said you got it from Traci her school was selling it. It was tanning oil. Needless to say he slept with out a sheet on that night. Then in cuba the maid wouldn't leave our room till she gave you a spanking because you were a bad boy I almost let her do it. All our guys and girls are missing you. We will be shoulder to shoulder again. For now see you. When you see your mother tell her I said hey!!!!


Brian Christianson

November 22, 2020

I was fortunate enough in recent years to share Barney's company. Our summer schedule was Tuesday at Fairmont Park for the horse races and our winter schedule was Wednesday's at Big Daddy's in Soulard to discuss "world events". Barney had a zest for life and when he would root for the horse he bet on at Fairmont, the whole area knew Barney was there. I will miss you Barney.

Ray and Cheryl Keiser

November 18, 2020

Barney lived a full life and sadly passed while having been ill for some time. He is at peace with the Lord and has no more pain. Our condolences from the Keiser family at this most difficult time. God Bless him.

John Funke

November 17, 2020

To Tracy, Tony and the rest of Uncle Barney’s family, Gina and I send our deepest condolences. I am so saddened. I will never forget Uncle Barney’s humor, laughter, and all around fun disposition and zany character. He was such a personable person, and I have always looked up to Uncle Barney. He spent so many good moments with us, and treated all of us kids like gold. He was without a doubt my favorite uncle and he will be missed so much. I always looked up to Barney and thought of him as a true war hero. Decorated Marine that loved his country and The Corps. Your sacrifices are well known, and I am so admired for everything you have done as a great person, and as an American serviceman. Rest In Peace Uncle Barney. We love you and miss you, and you will live forever in our hearts.


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