John Thomas ‘Johnny’ Byers Sr., 74, devoted Washington Redskins fan

John Thomas 'Johnny' Byers Sr.
John Thomas ‘Johnny’ Byers Sr.

John Thomas “Johnny” Byers Sr., 74, passed away in Virginia Beach Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019.

Johnny was born in Norfolk to the late Frederick and Louise Byers. Johnny was also preceded in death by his daughter, Shelley Byers. As a native of Norfolk, Johnny spent his life here in the Hampton Roads area. He was a graduate of Maury High School, Norfolk.

Johnny was a member of Central Baptist Church, Norfolk. He loved watching NASCAR racing, in particular Ricky Rudd. He was a devoted Washington Redskins fan as well. He worked both at Davenports in Norfolk and Thalia Shell in Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his loving wife, Charlene Byers; son, John Thomas “J.T.” Byers Jr., and his wife, Terry; daughter, Rachael Elizabeth Small, and her husband, Mark; sister, Jo Anne Hodapp; and grandchildren, Tessa Lane Byers, Blake Perry Small and Summer Elizabeth Small.

A celebration of life will start at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville. There will be a reception to follow the service to fellowship with the family and share memories of Johnny.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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