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Robert Glenn Byers

Robert Glenn Byers, 76, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 23, 2017.

He was born Nov. 15, 1940 in Henderson, NC.

His parents, Fred and Millie Byers; father and mother-in-law, Wilson and Agnes Byrd; and his beloved dog, Brandy, preceded him in death.

Bob was a loving, sweet, wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, golfer, enjoyed fishing the Chattahoochee River and the Steinhatchee River, cared deeply for his family and his many friends. He was kind and thoughtful to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Bob moved to Atlanta in the early 60s to work for Lockheed, then went on to have the Blue Cockatoo Lounge in Atlanta, a successful career in property management, owned his own construction company and then retired in 2004 from the liquor industry.

In 2007 he built his dream home in Dawsonville, where he and his wife enjoyed spending time on the screened in porch and watching all the wildlife go by.

He was a Grand Exalted Ruler of Buckhead Elks, Deacon of Providence Presbyterian Church, volunteer coach at Murphy Candler Park and Chamblee Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Beth Byers; son, Joe (Tish) Boring; daughter, Stacey (Rob) Zehnder; sister, JoAnne Osborne; brother, Ross (Mona) Byers; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews; various other relatives also survive.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Research and any No Kill Animal Shelter or charity of your choice.

Bob was cremated and a celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 7, 2017 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Hwy. 53 E in Dawsonville.