Robert Eugene Byington, Sr, age 72, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his home in Valdosta.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 1 from 5 – 8 PM at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel.
He was born In Micanopy and moved to Madison before moving to Valdosta in 1987. He was a Blue Grass Musician and played the Banjo with the Georgia Five, and worked as a Deputy at Madison Police Department, and Florida State Trooper. He was a retired Engineer from Norfolk and Southern Railroad.
He is survived by his wife: Patsy Byington of Valdosta; 2 Sons: Robert E Byington Jr (Michelle) of Valdosta, and Russell “Rusty” Byington (Deborah) of Lake Park, GA; 2 stepsons: Aaron Sparks (Carrie) of Valdosta, and Shawn Chabot (Jamilyn) of PA,; 1 daughter: Jeri O’Halloran of Valdosta; 1 step-daughter Adrienne Sparks of Valdosta; 2 Brothers: Roger Byington (Loretta) , and Barney “Jr” Byington (Wanda) both of Greenville; 1 sister: Bootsie Cone (Jim) of Greenville; 17 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Hopelodge, 2121 SW 16th St. Gainesville, FL.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850)-973-2258.