William Francis “Butch” Byard, Jr.

February 13, 1958 - July 7, 2023

02/13/1958 - 07/07/2023

Past Services

Friday July 28, 2023
2:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions

William Francis “Butch” Byard, Jr., 65, of Wheeling, WV passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023 at his home. He was born February 13, 1958. He was the son of the late William Byard, Sr. and Goldie Renshaw Byard.

He was retired from the West Virginia National Guard and a Catholic by faith. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by three sisters Goldie, Marie, and Rebecca and one brother, David; nine nieces and nephews; Stephanie, Jonetta, Christina, Deanna, Robert, Kevin, Amy, Ricky, and Brendan, and a host of great and great great nieces and nephews.

During his service with the National Guard, he participated in several deployments including Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, O/S Ribbon, WV Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2).

Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with full military honors.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at: www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Nancy ( Bris ) McFarland
3 months ago

I knew Butch when we were kids living on 29th St. Him and his sister Becky & my brother John grew up together. I always thought of those days and the great times we had. RIP my old friend🙏

Dan Parsons
6 months ago

So very sorry to hear that Butch has passed. He and I had some great times together, I wish we could’ve gotten together in recent times, I’ll miss you my old friend. Dan Parsons

Ken Hissam
6 months ago

Sorry for your loss ….me and another friend were just thinking about Butch afew weeks ago and was going to get with him

shelby Covey McAlpine
7 months ago

I’m deeply sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Vicki Renshaw
7 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Renshaw Harden
7 months ago

Sorry for your loss prayers and hugs for everyone.

Nicole Kozak
7 months ago

So very sorry for your loss! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Lona Renshaw
7 months ago

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family love your cousin butch and family

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
7 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Francis Byard Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US National Guard Veteran, William Francis Byard Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †