Charlene & Erika,
This grieves my heart that this good nephew is gone. He was loved by many and had a good heart for people and animals.
He will be missed so much.
Aunt Diane Kay Byram
Charlene and Erika,
Eric was a good nephew, and I will miss him so much. He loved nature, people, and animals. His heart was big and kind. I am glad for the years I got to spend with him in his time on this earth.
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal…
Love leaves a memory that no one can steal”
May the precious memories that you shared with Eric and your family provide you solace knowing that he now rests peacefully in our Lords loving arms in paradise!
I never remember you without a smile on your face!
So so sad, Eric will always be a part of beautiful memories for my entire family. We grieve with you and I will continue to pray for strength and peace for all who loved him.
Charlene and Erika
Eric was an amazing son and dad. He loved the two of you with all his heart and soul. There are too many memories to list. Will basically stayed every weekend he could with Eric and Erika, when they were young. Eric would always take them and his mom out for pizza. Eric would do anything they wanted to do. He was beyond amazing to my son and family. We will miss him dearly and are thankful for all of the memories we have.
Sincere condolences to his Father, Gailen and to Kirk & Greg.
Patti, you need to pray for gailen, Greg an kirk lost souls, they never came to see Eric, in fact gailen was never a father to him, had not spoke to him in over 20 years . None of the 3 cared about Eric, they are ate up with greed an follow the devil .
Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his Father, Gailen, and to Kirk and Greg.
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Eric G. Byram, age 58, passed away August 21, 2022, at Select Specialty Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Eric had been fighting ALS for over 2 years.
Eric was born on September 2nd 1963 in Columbus, Indiana. Eric was a 1981 graduate of Central High School. Eric worked as a Carpenter most of his life. He attended U.S.I and Ivy Tech, and Local 90 Carpenter Apprenticeship School in Petersburg, Indiana. Eric was a journeyman Carpenter; he had his Power Industrial Certification and Osha Certification. Eric worked for 20 years as a Construction Supervisor at Evansville Housing Authority. Eric worked one year as a Construction Superintendent for Flaherty and Collins out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Eric was working at Construction Superintendent at Advantage Development Corporation when he became sick with ALS in 2020.
Eric is survived by daughter Erika Byram of Evansville, Indiana, who is a sophomore and Honor student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; his Mother Charlene Byram of Evansville, Indiana; Cousin Melisa Thieman of Cross Plains, Indiana, who came to visit him often, several other Cousins from Vevay, Indiana, Uncle and Aunts Raymond and Donna Dennis of Dillsboro, Indiana, Aunt Nina Lock of Vevay, Indiana, Aunt Diane Byram of Greensburg, Indiana. Eric was preceded in death by his Grandparents Clyde and Sally Peak of Florence, Indiana, Park Byram of East Interprise Indiana, Eric had many friends, one who called Eric his brother in Christ, Ralph Seib of Evansville, Indiana, two other who were there to help him the past couple years Steve Hart and Steve Crewdson, both of Evansville, Indiana, also Jesse Hebner from Evansville, Indiana, and Keith who kept his yard mowed at his house. Eric moved in with his mother 1 ½ years ago so she could care for him. The family would like to thank Mariana Laufer who brought Eric homemade Lasagna about every month. A special friend Todd Miller of Danville, Illinois, who came to visit often.
Eric loved wolves and over the years raised around 12. He had 2 when he became sick and Dr. Oliver took the wolves to his reserve on the west side and is now taking care of them. Eric was a gun collector. Although loved collecting, he would never shoot an animal. He had a love for old cars and trucks, never a new one. Eric had a kind heart and his greatest achievement in his life was his daughter Erika. Eric enjoyed watching his daughter playing softball and after watching a lot of girls not getting playing time. Eric and Deputy Rob Clark started a team calling it the ‘Misfits’ taking girls who weren’t usually picked to play and they won the Championship that year. Eric and Deputy Clark coached together 4 years. He was always there to help other people build something or repair things. Eric found a friend in all.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 26th, from 5:30pm to 8pm and following on Saturday, August 27th at 10am with service at 11am at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park.
In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to Dr. Oliver’s Wolf and Horse Rescue Ranch. The address is 5601 Old Farm Road Evansville, IN 47720.
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