Luther Fritz Byerly ’35

Luther Fritz Byerly ’35, 98, of Banner Elk, N.C., died Nov. 29, 2009, at Blowing Rock Hospital. He was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Guilford County, N.C., a son of the late Everett Grant and Alice Grimes Byerly.

Byerly was a retired employee of T.M. Leasing Company, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a graduate of Davidson and a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

Byerly is survived by two sons, Larry Byerly (Robin), P.O. Box 429, Boone, NC 28607, and Stephen A. Byerly (Karen); two granddaughters, Erin B. Henkels (Tim) and Meredith B. Stafford (Monty); two grandsons, Lawrence F. Byerly, Jr. (Marielle) and Alan L. Byerly; three great-granddaughters, Anna Stafford, Sadie Stafford, and Isabelle Byerly; and one sister, Ruth B. Henderson. He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, one niece, and two nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Penton Byerly; one sister, Pauline Rawls; and one brother, E. Grant Byerly.