Obituary: Robert B. Byerly (Bob) (09/23/22)

Robert B. Byerly (Bob), 78, of Mtn Home, died September 13, 2022 at his home following a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

He leaves 3 sons, Robert (Mtn. Home, ID), Edward (Clackamas, OR), James (King Hill, ID) and their mother, Diane (Dee) Hale, three grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Mattox (Woodridge, IL), Alice Kauzlarich (Chuckey, TN), and many close friends.

Her brother, Richard Byerly (Caldwell, ID) went to rest on December 9, 2021.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Richard and Bernadine (Dietz) Byerly, he has been a resident of Mountain Home since 1978.

Bob was in the Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and toured Thailand during the Vietnam conflict. After an honorable discharge, he worked in electronics companies in Silicon Valley, California, and took evening classes at Foothill College.

He then spent several years as a television and radio technician and became a computer systems administrator at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois. After four years, the family decided to move to Idaho.

In Idaho, Bob worked as a TV technician and as a temp in the Mountain Home Air Force base carpentry shop. And then, in 1989, he changed careers to driving a road tractor-trailer. He retired in August 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Hammett Community Church with private interment at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.

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