Roger D. Byers

Roger D. Byers, 52, of Gastonia, NC, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Saturday morning, February 5th, in Gastonia.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late James Lipscomb and Francis Lee Byers.

Roger was a 1987 graduate of Gaffney High School. He was formerly employed as a cook for “The Smoke Pit” in Gastonia, NC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Byers, who raised him as her own.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his fiancé and her children, Jerrie Grisdale (Matthew Miller and Amber Berry); three daughters, Roderica Allen (Dr. Allen), Francesca Gardner, both of Blacksburg, SC, Brihana Williams, of Chesnee, SC; siblings, Steve Byers (Berietta), Mae Cureton, Betty Best (Ron), Vernell Byers, Larry Byers, James Byers, and Lee Byers (Esther); four grandchildren, Eli Panther, Trey Craig, Isiah Pettaway, Keaton Williams, plus 7 bonus grandchildren; “The Fab Five”, Wayne Byers (Rhonda), Veronica Jeter, Katina Posey (Rev. Freddie), and Nikki Hawk (Chris), including sibling, Steve Byers;

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 9th, at 2:00 p.m., in Shady Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Lee Byers officiating.