Larry Lee “Lot” Byers, 76, of Veedersburg passed away at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, in King’s Daughter’s Hospital at Madison, Indiana.

Larry was born Jan. 8, 1943, at Williamsport, the son of Ted and Elizabeth “Babe” (Smith) Byers. He was first married to Debra “Susie” Simon and they later divorced. His second marriage was to Lois Rose Harden. She preceded him in death.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, William, Junior, Bradley, Clyde and Gary Byers; four sisters, Mary “Dolly” Stembaugh, Betty Allen, JoAnn Jeffries and Sharon Rose Byers.

Surviving family include: companion Brenda Bracken, Silverwood; son Gregory J. Milburg; three daughters, Laura Fletcher, Indianapolis, Sara (Mike) Byers Haslam, Crawfordsville, and Bonnie (Tony Logston) Byers, Carmi, Illinois; two sisters, Nelda Hollinshead and Kay Simonton, both of Veedersburg; brother Jim (Sandy) Byers, Crawfordsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Larry graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1962 and served his country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles.” He was employed for over 20 years at Midstates Steel and Wire in Crawfordsville. He was a past member of the American Legion.

Larry enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He had a very active ornery streak and a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed all of his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Saturday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Cold Spring Cemetery near Veedersburg with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288 and the US Army. 

Memorial contributions are requested to help with funeral expense.

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