Jimmy Leroy “Jim” Byas, 75, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at his home in Oklahoma City.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1937, to Arthur and Trini (Velasquez) Byas in Anthony.
He married Edie Elwood in Sept. 1962.
He then married Denyce Gammell in Sept. 1978.
He later married Cathy Guthrie in Oct. 1994. She preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from Yellow Freight and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy C. Byas of California and James G. Byas, Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Dena Parman, Wichita, and Simona Farrow and husband, John, Liberal; three sisters, Norma Gean, Liberal, Sue Grogan, Severance, Colo., and Linda Byas, Liberal; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two step-children, Carl and Stacie Guthrie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Joe Byas.
• Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, with Pastor Bill Prater presiding.
Burial will be at Forrest Park Cemetery in Anthony at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Fellowship Baptist Church Children’s Ministries, in care of Fellowship Baptist Church, 310 W. Pancake, Liberal, KS 67901.