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.