Mr. Eldon J. Byars

  • Born: October 5, 1943
  • Died: August 1, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eldon J. Byars was born on October 5, 1943 in Roscoe, TX. to Mary Nell and Eldon Carter Byars. After graduating from Waco High School in 1962, he went on to attend Sam Houston State and the University of Houston. In 1966, Eldon joined the US Army and served 2 tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer. After diligently serving in the TX National Guard, he retired in 1992. He enjoyed fishing and working fishing tournaments for Bass Champs and Skeeter. He worked for Boerne Marine for the past 8 ½ yrs. Eldon J. Byars is survived by his wife of 51 years, Georgean; daughters, Samantha Coats and favorite son-in-law Rick Coats, Shelley Byars; four grandsons, Landyn Byars, Samuel, Charlie and Jace Coats; brothers, Colin (Laureen) and George (Betty); nephew, Mitchell Byars; niece, Lindsey Byars; cousins, Jack and Laura Brady. He is well-loved and will be missed immensely. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday Aug. 11th at 4pm at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
4:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Georgean, Simply saying, "sorry for your loss" seems horribly inadequate. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are well and and know that some memories are indelibly etched in our minds and hearts. I know Jim is there for you and many others.

Posted by Mike Blackmon - Robinson - Friend   September 06, 2018

My high school friend-I always appreciated his sense of humor. He could make us all laugh-a wonderful quality to possess. Georgean , I am sorry for your loss. God Bless. Paul Holder

Posted by Paul Holder - China Spring, TX - Friend   August 13, 2018

My Condolences to the Byars family,my honor to have worked with Mr.Byars a good person I had a lot of respect for.RIP JIM..

Posted by Daniel Balderrama - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   August 12, 2018

Knew Jim through fisherman friends, he was always helpful and able to get things done. He will be remembered, because of all the good times, he shared with everyone. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Jim....Well done!

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2018

Shelley, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y'all.

Posted by Kristin Bradshaw - san antonio, TX - Friend   August 10, 2018

Georgean, Samantha, and Shelly, the Ohlsen family would like to send our deepest condolences. The memories we have with your family will always hold a special place in all of our hearts! Love to you all.

Posted by The Ohlsen's - Midland and Ft. Davis, TX   August 07, 2018


Our most Sincere Condolences to the Byars Family. We were neighbors in the Briarwick subdivision and our daughters went to school together. Stay strong during this most trying time. Blessings to you all. The Wathen Family.

Posted by George Wathen - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Family Friend   August 07, 2018


Rest In Peace, Jim, and God's blessings. You will be missed but I am grateful that you no longer suffer pain. I'm glad to have visited with you before you left us all. Much love to Georgean, Samantha, and all your loving family.

Posted by Pam Martin - Dallas, TX   August 07, 2018

Georgean, I knew Jimmy from elementary thru high school. He was a fine man, and will be missed. I am glad you two had so many wonderful years together. Sending my sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Nita Williams Nash - Flower Mound, TX - Classmate   August 05, 2018

Words can never truly express as to the sorrow I feel at the news of your passing. You were a wonderful Supervisor and made working at the SAAAF wonderful experience! Rest in Peace old friend!

Posted by Robert Martinez - Harris, MN   August 05, 2018

Sorry to learn of Eldons passing. Many years working together @ National Guard in San Antonio. Condolences and prayers to the family.

Posted by grant meadows - boerne, TX - Served in the Military together   August 05, 2018

Welcome Home, Brother.
Rest in Peace.
Warren Piwetz
C227, 1ACD, RVN '70-'71

Posted by Warren Piwetz - McKinney, TX - Served in the Military together   August 05, 2018

My Very Deepest Condolences to The Byars Family, i first knew Mr. Byars back in 1984 when i became an Aircraft Mechanic at The San Antonio Army Aviation Support Facility, Mr. Byars was an excellent Maintenance Test Pilot, i enjoy flying with him on Test Flights, i have alot of respect for Him, that everytime that i would get a chance to see Him, i would still address Him as Mr. Byars, May He Rest In Peace, and May Our All Mighty Heavenly Father Welcome Him Into The Mighty Heavens With Open Arms

Posted by Andy Hernandez - San Antonio, TX   August 05, 2018

RIP old friend. You were a mentor to me as a pilot.

Posted by A friend   August 05, 2018

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