Funeral services for James David Byers, 90, of Tulsa, OK, were held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Lucian Farrar, Jr. officiated, and burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Owasso, OK. Casket bearers were Michael Byers, Colton Phillips, Daniel Byers, Nick White, Russell Phillips, and Rusty Wood. Honorary Casket bearers were Christian Byers.
James was born November 4, 1929 in Jerusalem, AR to David and Velma (Jones) Byers. He passed away November 10, 2019 in Owasso, OK.
James met his future wife, Faye Coffman on a blind date that led to the couple getting married on November 26, 1950 in Appleton, AR. The couple relocated to California where they spent a few years. After moving to Tulsa from California, James held a few jobs including being a houseparent with his wife, Faye, at the former Turley Children’s Home, a milkman with Carnation, a City of Tulsa bus driver, then with the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier where he retired after 25 years on January 1, 1992. James worked tirelessly for the Northside Church of Christ in Tulsa, serving as a deacon, then at the Cincinnati Avenue Church of Christ as an Elder. James taught many Bible classes throughout his Christian life and many lives have been touched by his teaching and example. James had many hobbies, including gardening and repairing electronic equipment, TVs, radios, etc.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Faye Byers; three sons, David Byers and wife, Maggie of Norman, Danny Byers and wife, Sheila of Broken Arrow, and Jesse Byers and wife, Becky of Sapulpa; five grandchildren, Sara Byers, Heidi Phillips and husband, Russ, Mike Byers and wife, Stacey, Daniel Byers, and Stephanie White and husband, Nick; four great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Byers, Colton Phillips, Carsyn Phillips and Christian Byers; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Velma Byers, and brother, Kenneth Byers.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.