Gordon Byram

Born on 1914-06-08

Departed on 2010-04-10

Resided in Falmouth, VA

Gordon Milton Byram, 95, of Stafford County died peacefully on Saturday evening, April 10, 2010 at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg.

Mr. Byram was the only child of the late Charles and Bessie Byram. He owned and operated Byram�s Market at Mountain View in Stafford County with his wife of 35 years and was a salesman for Oscar Tate Buick/Pontiac. He was the first fire chief at Mountain View Fire Department and charter member of Stafford Lions Club. Mr. Byram was the oldest member of the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge #4 A.F.& A.M. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Grotto. He was the oldest member of Ramoth Baptist Church in Stafford. Mr Byram had also served on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Byram, who passed away on April 14, 2009. They were married for nearly 72 years. He is also preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Gordon Byram.

Survivors include his son, Claude Byram and his wife, Nancy; granddaughter, Carolynn Nesmith and her husband, Scott; and two great-granddaughters, Jennifer and Jessica Barger.

A service will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 14 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with Rev. Brent Vickery officiating. Burial will follow in Ramoth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Self, Les Wood, Ferris Belman, Darrell Ferrell, Rudy Griffith, and Fred Henshaw. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mountain View Fire Dept. and Mountain View Rescue Squad.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407; Ramoth Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 478 Ramoth Church Road Stafford, VA 22554 or Mountain View Volunteer Fire Dept. Box 2528 Stafford, VA 22555 or to the Mountain View Volunteer Rescue Squad 1268 Mountain View Road Falmouth, VA 22406.

9 thoughts on Gordon Byram

  1. Carlyle & Judy Fines on said:

    Claude,Nancy & Family
    We were so sorry to read about Mr. Byram, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, in your time of sorrow. GOD BLESS

  2. Tuffy Hicks on said:

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  3. Les & Angela on said:

    Claude & Nancy

    We are sorry for your loss, Gordon was an awesome guy who was very personable and kindhearted and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Les & Angela

  4. Dan Thompson on said:

    I will always remember Brother Gordon’s gentle smile. As the senior Member of Lodge #4, he will be missed.

  5. Deodato Leitner on said:

    My condolences to the family.

  6. Joan Hammock on said:

    Nancy & Claude,
    My deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Joan Guy Hammock

  7. Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department, Ronald D. Newton Sr., Vice President on said:

    The Byram Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

    He was a wonderful man who will be missed by each and everyone of us at the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department.

    God Bless.

  8. Don and Kim Burnette on said:

    Claude and family,

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Sounds like he was quite a character, and a charter member of many organizations. May God bring you peace and comfort during this time.

  9. LINDA D GILLISPIE on said:

    Claude, Nancy, Carolyn and Family. We are so sorry about the death of Mr. Byram. Of all thr years I knew of him, I never have heard anything other than good. After running the store and keeping up his beautiful yard you knew he must have been a hard worker. He is now with his wife, which is probably where he wanted to be. Especially after being married for so many years. Sincerely and God Bless you. Robert & Linda Gillispie, and Roland Snellings

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