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Bennie Dean 'Popo' Byers

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Funeral services for Bennie Dean “Popo” Byers, 80, of Eustace, formerly of Hopkins County, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 3, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Joseph Goodrich officiating.

Burial will follow in Seymore Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 p.m to noon prior to services Saturday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home.

Mr. Byers died Wed. Dec. 31.

Bennie Dean Byers was born in Rains County on July 23, 1928, the son of Robert Benjamin Byers and Dora May Proffer Byers.

He married Margie Moynier in Solana Beach on Jan. 15, 1950. She survives.

Mr. Byers was an employee of the city of Dallas for 20 years. He was a master plumber. He served in the United States Navy in June of 1946. He served in World War II as a seaman First Class on the USS Chevalier and later in the Korean War as a boatswain’s mate on the USS Sperry.

In honor of his service, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military graveside burial rites.

Survivors include four daughters, Jane Alfaro of Eustace, Joan Barnes of Wilmer, Carolann West of Ferris and Judy Miller of Eustace; 11 grandchildren, Todd Barnes, Kellie West, Scott Chiesl, Kerrie Capobianco, Leticia Carpenter, Shirley Miller, Susanna Alfaro, Phillip Alfaro, Roxanne Miller, Tony Alfaro and Michael Alfaro; six great-grandchildren, April West, Jacob West, Lindsey Chiesl, Clay Carpenter, Elly Chiesl and Cole Carpenter; two sisters, Clynie B. Patridge of Kaufman and Vera Lee Blyzes of Little Elm; and one brother, Billy Wayne Byers of Kemp.

Mr. Byers was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clinton Preston Byers and Jimmy D. Byers; and his twin sister, Fannie Jean Hyman.

 

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