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Randy Lee Byars

August 6, 1950 — April 30, 2024

Midlothian

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Randy Lee Byars, born in Waxahachie, Texas who passed away on April 30, 2024 at the age of 73. 

He was loved and cherished by many people including: his wife Janis Byars, his son Rob Lyon and wife Stephanie, grandson Austin from The Colony, Texas; his sister, Linda Gayle Allen, niece Stacy and husband John Loftis, nephews Casey and Randy Bruce Allen, brother and sister-in-laws Jim Venable and wife LaRayne, Suzanne Knapp and husband Jon, all of Waxahachie. He was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Wilburn Byars, brothers James, Larry, and Edwin. He continues to be loved, remembered, and cherished by his surviving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

Randy lived life to the fullest. He was well known as a highly skilled Journeyman Carpenter whose talent took him from his own business to joining Leeds-Clark Restoration who handled many statewide professional buildings/projects of historical significance, courthouses (county/state/federal) throughout the state, receiving achievement recognition awards along the way.  His current career finished at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  He graduated Waxahachie High School.  Randy took pride in his work that was instilled in him by his father with a special love for working with wood.  He enjoyed paying it forward with sharing what he had learned over many years. By association, most folks would always be able to walk away with a story to tell about him. His hobbies included classic cars, motorcycles, fishing, boats anything that went fast or took him outside.  Loved sharing a Dallas Cowboy football games or sports racing events with a company of his friends. Randy would fill a room with the twinkle in his eyes, a grin on his face, or a hearty hello that let everyone know he'd arrived.  He took a happy satisfaction being able to build and create things beginning with many materials that he could take to practical end-use purposes, but wood remained his favorite building block. His interest could always be piqued by stories/photos of the history of his state, country, or local community stories/photos from the past gleaning respect of how it used to be done or what it used to be or look like.  He lived each day giving 100% whether it was work, rest, or play on everything he did. Half-way was mostly unknown to Randy and his way of living his own life, as well as taking time out to visit with family and friends.  He was a man that will be truly missed by many.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made in his memory of Randy Byars to the Disabled Veterans Organization.  Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

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