Charles Robert ‘Bob’ Byrne
April 12, 1946 ‒ May 07, 2017
Charles Robert “Bob” Byrne, age 71, of Tiro, died Sunday morning, May 7, 2017, at OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, after a long battle with diabetes, resulting in other complications. He is now in his private heavenly airplane “waving his wings” and at peace.
He was born on April 12, 1946 in Ashland, KY. Bob was the son of George and Irene (Hall) Byrne, whom preceded him in death.
At the age of 19, Bob was proud to earn the rank of Sergeant in the United States Army.
For many years, Bob held the title of welding supervisor for multiple factories including Peabody in Galion and Eagle Crusher in Bucyrus. Bob retired from the State of Ohio as a corrections officer in Marion.
Bob enjoyed spending time outdoors, flying airplanes of which he held a private pilots license, racing stock cars, boating, fishing, hunting, motorcycling and reading.
Even in sickness, Bob reflected on the fact he was able to live a happy life.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jacalyn “Jackie” (Fox) Byrne of Tiro; daughter, Robin Heckert (Vic Montgomery) of Galion; son, Robb Byrne of Florida; granddaughter, Mandi (Pam Gresens) Treadway of Columbus; two grandsons: Bobby (Amanda) Byrne of Bucyrus and Cody Armstrong of New York; great-grandson, Wyatt Byrne of Bucyrus; brothers: Steve, Tim, Bud, and Bill (Shelly) Byrne; sisters: Sue Throckmorton and Jeannie Watson; and numerous extended family members.
Additionally, he will sadly be missed by his little dog and companion: Chaser.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two sons: Bob and Ron Byrne.
Per Bob’s wishes, a private graveside memorial will be held at Rivercliff Union Cemetery in Mount Gilead, Ohio. Military honors will be observed with the active duty Army, the V.F.W. Post 8054, and the AmVets Post 87.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.
His family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” for the exceptional care and support provided by the caring doctors of OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, ICU Staff, as well as support for his comfort while in Hospice care.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Bob’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.