Virgil L. Byers, 74, of Columbus, died at 5:10 p.m., Thursday April 24, 2008. Virgil had been in ill health for a number of years.

Virgil L. Byers, 74, of Columbus, died at 5:10 p.m., Thursday April 24, 2008. Virgil had been in ill health for a number of years.
Virgil was born on March 31, 1934 in Farmington Missouri. The son of Lawrence and Betty Byers. Virgil married Mary Ann Gilliam in 1954. They later divorced.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Byers and Steven Byers. Five daughters, Janet Makovec, Sharon Head, Cindy Hanson, Peggy Voorhees and Brenda Letterman. Virgil is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Three brothers Ansel, Donald and Carroll. Also by two sisters, Erma and Anna Mae.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that gifts of sympathy be given in the form of memorials for help with final expenses.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral, 611 East Avenue, Columbus.