Junior Byard (Encil Ray), age 68 of Plum Run Community, Mannington, WV passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with numerous health issues.
He was the son of the late Encil Ray and Florence (Stoneking) Byard. Junior was born September 9, 1949 in Fairmont, WV. He attended Mannington High School, worked at Hermosella’s Men Shop in Mannington, Standard Furniture in Fairmont and JoAnne Mine in Rachel until its closure in 1984. He then became a self-employed truck driver and auctioneer until he returned to Federal II Mine and retired in 2001.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon (Fluharty) Byard, whom he married April 29, 1967. Two daughters, Kathy (Mark) Angelucci, Barbara (Dave) Ware, both of Farmington, WV and one son, Chuck Byard of Clarksburg, WV. Seven grandchildren, Josh (Faith) Price, Jake Price, Marlee Angelucci, Lane Byard, Logan White, Brianna and Jaden Ware. One great-granddaughter Karmendi. A sister Mary Freeland of Fairmont, WV and a brother, Jim (Wanda) Byard of Mannington, WV. Sisters-in-law, Linda (Jim) Hyde of Enterprise, WV, Sandy (Dallas) Heldreth of Flat Run, WV, Lorna Toothman and fiancé Dave Chappell, Donna Fluharty, Cathy Fluharty, and brother-in-law, Roger (Mary) Fluharty, all of Plum Run, WV and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother Robert Byard, in-laws Joseph and Helen (Haught) Fluharty, brothers-in-law Ernest Freeland, Alan and Randy Fluharty and Stanley Toothman.
Junior was a member of the Monongalia Baptist Church of Plum Run and enjoyed his family, farming and his dog Buddy. A very special thank you goes out to all of the wonderful nurses in the Fairmont Regional Medical Center ICU and his special nurse, Becky Wade.
Family and friends will be received at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11am to 8pm. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, November 3, 2017 beginning at 11am with Reverend Richard Fluharty officiating. His final resting place will be at the Fluharty Cemetery on Plum Run, WV. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
very sorry for your loss
I am so sorry for loss friend !!!
Sharon, I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for you.
Sincerest condolences from the Earl family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.
My condolences are with the family. May you find peace and comfort.
Sharon I have always liked you from the first time we ever met in training. You are a strong woman and such a beautiful human being....so sad to learn of Jr's passing....gone to soon. Congratulations on having 50 years together....May he RIP and may you and your family continue the family traditions together.
Your ole friend,
Karol Enright Griffin
So sorry to hear this Sharon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
So sad to lose such an amazing soul. I love this family and will be praying for everyone.
RIP from your 3d cousin 1x removed from Ohio. Mary Ann Ramey
Sending love, prayers and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful man.
Our love and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in your memories, strength in the hope and peace God's love provides. Big Joe, Patty, and Little Joe
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Barb. We are praying for you all. Take care, God Bless, and let us know if we can help in any way.
So sorry for your loss. Junior was a fine man.
JIM/WANDA: PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD BLESS ALL AND KEEP!
PEGGY FOUND THE OBITUARY AND WE WILL TRY TO STOP BY NEXT TIME THAT WE ARE IN WVA.
TAKE CARE. AGAIN, VERY SORRY.
GEORGE AND PEGGY HUNTER, 12826 BOXWOOD LANE, UNION BRIDGE, MD 21791
We love you all! If you need anything please let us know. He was a great uncle and person. He meant a lot to all of us! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.