Eric R. Byron

Eric R. Byron, age 53 of Collinsville, IL, born February 20, 1960 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 3:43 am on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Eric was a 1978 graduate of Collinsville High School.  He received his Bachelors at Eastern Illinois University and a MBA at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He was employed by Nestle’ Purina Pet Care for 29 years, with his current position as Director of Finance.  He was an avid golfer.  In 1996 Eric was an organ recipient and at the time of his death, donated his organs.

He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Sandra nee Nichols Byron of Maryville, IL; a brother, Chris (Tracy) Byron of Maryville, IL; a sister, Lisa (Steve) Wegert of Ferguson, MO; and a nephew, Jacob Byron of Maryville, IL.

Memorial visitation will be 3pm to 8pm Friday, June 14, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 am Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Price officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 16 Hampton Village Plaza, Suite 215, St. Louis, MO 63109 or Warren Billhartz Animal Shelter, 119 United Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.

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