Gary A. Byers, 60, of Fremont, OH passed away at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born on July 23, 1960 in Fremont to Thomas and Joan M. (Bender) Byers. He was a 1978 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Gary was proud to serve in the U.S. Army and was Honorably discharged on January 5, 1989. He was awarded the Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Sharpshooter Badge M-16 Rifle; expert Badge Hand Grenade; Good Conduct Medal; Driver Mechanic Badge; Overseas Service Ribbon and Army Lapel Button. Gary worked at ALKON for many years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the VFW. He showed his patriotism by attending many local parades and memorials. He was a NASCAR and Mark Martin fan. He volunteered at the Liberty Center for many years and enjoyed listening to country music. Gary loved spending time with his family and supporting his nieces and nephews at their events.
Gary is survived by his mother, Joan M. Byers; siblings, Debra (Scott) Wilfong, Annette (Butch) Hossler, Wendy (Matt) Hoffman, all of Fremont, OH and Chuck (Liz) Byers, New Hope MN; nieces and nephews, Sarah Tholen, Matthew (Kayla) Byers, Katherine Byers, Justin (Kayley Garlock) Hossler, Aaron (Sarina) Hossler and Haley Hoffman; great niece and nephew, Nora Byers and Liam Hossler.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation: Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St, Fremont, OH.
The use of face masks is required while indoors at all services. Social distancing will be observed throughout all services with wait times taking place outdoors. If you would prefer, you may express your condolences below or call the funeral home at 419-332-6409 to request that your name be signed in the guest book.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, February 23, 2021; 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.
Memorials: Liberty Center, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Fremont VFW