He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Martha Covey Byous; his parents, John and Mae Byous; three brothers, Cecil, Aaron and Kenneth Byous; and one sister, Gladys Byous Parker.
He is survived by five children. Three sons and two daughter's in law, Jerry Byous and John and Lisa Byous of Poteau and Jim and Becky Byous of Savannah, Georgia; and two daughters, Joyce Byous Hair of Poteau and Veda Roush of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday evening 5PM to 7PM at Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau. The funeral service will be on Friday at 2:00 PM at Ellis Chapel in Wister.