Donnie Byers


Donny Byers, 62 of Cleveland, departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at his residence.

Born on Sept. 11, 1959, in Knoxville to the Rev. James and Velma Smallin Byers, he lived the majority of his life in Bradley County and was an active member of Covenant Baptist Church.

He loved working and singing in church, getting on Facebook and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Byers; and sisters, Faye Butler and Linda Young.

Left behind to cherish Donny’s memory are his sister, Brenda Moats (Ed); brothers, Charles Byers and Billy Byers; special friend of 52 years, Danny Young; special niece and caregiver, Tina Richardson; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing for Donny Carroll Byers will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Covenant Baptist Church in Calhoun, with Pastors Gary Higgins and Michael Rogers officiating.

Interment will follow in Beaty’s Chapel Cemetery in Tellico Plains.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the church.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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