Dalton Ray Byerly

August 29, 1931 - September 4, 2021

Dalton Ray Byerly, age 90, of Panama City, FL and formerly of Beaumont TX, passed away on Sept. 4, 2021, at a Pensacola, FL hospital after an extended illness.  Dalton was born in Edgerly, LA and graduated from South Park High School. After serving in the USAF during the Korean war, Dalton worked in the oil field for a number of years, beginning as a rock bit engineer and finishing his career as an oil tool salesman. After retiring from the oil field, Dalton owned and operated Dalco Construction Company in Beaumont until his total retirement to Florida in 2012 to be closer to his family.  Dalton was an avid golfer and football fan, pulling for his beloved Dallas Cowboys year after year. He was a generous man who loved to tell a story.  He made an impression on all he met and was loved by many people.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ernestine, his daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Joe McLendon, all of Panama City, FL, his daughter, Jessica Byerly of Houston, TX, his sister, Betty Joyce Wigly of Port Neches, TX, his five grandchildren, Jacob and Justin McLendon, Joanna Olson, Jaclyn Costanzo, and Jordan McLendon, and 12 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his four brothers.

A gathering of Mr. Byerly’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mills.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • September 9, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graveside Service

Village Mills Cemetery
  • , , Village Mills, TX, 77663,
  • September 9, 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Comments (22)


    I used to work for the answering service Mr Byerly used years ago. Was thinking of him today and did a quick google search for him. I am sadden to find this, but gosh he was a great man! Like the grandfather I never had back then. Prayers for his family, I know he will be missed!!

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you for your comment on my Dad. He was so loved by so many people. He is very missed!

    bill wiggins says:

    My wife and I have loved Dalton and Ernestine for so many years. Had a lot of good times From the time we went to South Park together and Dalton was delivering Western Union telegrams on his bicycle, until he moved to Florida. Even then we visited by phone often. He was a true friend and will be so missed by all who knew him. Will pray for Ernestine and family in their time of grief

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Mr. Wiggins! You were a good friend to my daddy. He loved you so much and your wife, Claudine. Mom needs all your prayers as she is still recovering from her illness. Thank you for all your prayers and love. ~ Tracy Byerly McLendon

    Douglas Ball says:

    May god open his loving arms for you and sends thought and prayers for all the family members. Mr Byerly was a great man. I was childhood friends with Jessica and his house was always open for us teenagers looking for cold glass of tea. Thank you for all the old golf balls as well. He would give me bags at a time. Also fishing off your back dock on a hot summer day . Thanks for all the memories and hospitality Mr Byerly . Rip and god bless . Douglas

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you for your kind words. Daddy was certainly a generous man. I thank God for such a good life my daddy gave us.

    Renee G says:

    I love you Tracy and praying for you all ❤️

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Renee! I love you.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    I am so grateful to God for enabling me to be here for a final goodbye to my daddy! I am grieved though my mom, his wife of 69 years cannot be here because of being in the hospital in Florida. I am grateful to my childhood friend, Alan Cathey, for all his help and letting us stay with him while we made arrangements for daddy. I am overwhelmed by all the prayers of our church family and love extended to us at this time. I have ALWAYS held daddy in high regard and I have peace knowing I have honored my parents to the best of my ability. God has been so good to my family! I love you daddy and will miss you terribly! But we will meet again one day in our heavenly home, looking forward to hugging your neck again!

    Jessica Byerly says:

    My dad was the wittiest, and most resourceful man. He was funny, loved to entertain people, and wear golf shorts, tanks and slippers on his off time. He read the paper every morning and always had some insight about the headlines of the day.

    He had a heart for animals. We had a pack of racoons get through the chimney and ransack the house once and we set traps. We caught one and he was going to shoot it, but it covered its little eyes with its paws, and he just couldn’t do it. He did have heart.

    I wish I could be there today, but dont worry, Dad, I will come when I can with those I love and we will talk like we used to, swinging on the back gazebo all those years ago.
    I will take all the good with me when I go.

    Debbie byram says:

    I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Byerly but I got to know about him through his precious daughter and my friend Tracy. He and Mrs Byerly raised a wonderful sweet daughter. She always talked about her dad and how much she loved him. My prayers are with this precious family.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you, Deb! I am going to miss him so much!!!!

    Carol M says:

    Tracy and family, please know that your YBC family is holding you all up in prayer during this most difficult time. We love you so much and are saddened by this loss.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Carol, your prayers are so appreciated! Love you.

    Doug Byerly says:

    I loved my uncle. He was always the life of the party, fun to be around. He will definitely be missed. He loved his family.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    He certainly did! Love you, Doug!

    Sharron Etheridge says:

    My condolences to Ernestine, Tracy and all the family. My prayers are with you as you face the days ahead. Praise God that He has given us His Comforter to provide us His strength in times like these. Luv u .

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Sharron. Love you. Appreciate all your prayers.

    Larry McCaughn says:

    My condolences to the family.
    I remember Dalton and Ernestine visiting my parents in the mid ’50s. There was always a lot of story telling, laughing, and general good times to be had for all. My parents always looked foward to their visits.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you for your encouraging words. He is going to be so missed!

    Joanna Olson says:

    We love you Mom and wish we could be there today. I’m so glad we were able to see him in February. The childhood memories in Wildwood with Grandma and Grandpa are very dear to me! ????????????

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Love you JoAnna! Wish you and sisters and brothers could have been here too. It was a good day and so thankful to say goodbye one more time.

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