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Josiah Nathaniel Byars, 33, passed away October 23 rd , 2023 in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was born December 3rd, 1989 in Rome, New York to Clif and Rhonda Byars.
Josiah absolutely loved everything about the outdoors. He was raised and lived most of his life in the Big Skies of Kalispell, Montana where his family settled in 1996. He attended his elementary and middle school years at Kila School in Kila, Montana. Continuing on to Flathead High school and then acquiring his GED from Flathead Community College in 2008.
Josiah loved to go hunting with his family and closest friends. He loved to go fishing, ATVing, motorcycling, horseback riding, camping, and snowboarding. In his adult years he found his passion for surfing on the endless, calming waves of the Gulf of Mexico.
He was a man of many talents starting at the young age of 10 working alongside his father with the family business Byars Flooring and Contracting. He later went on to over the road truck driving visiting many states across the US accompanied by his trusty companion Tanner J. He successfully fulfilled his dream of creating and owning his own company “Tikili Ice” and working again alongside his parents at the age of 27 in Palm Springs, California. After selling his company he moved with his parents to Corpus Cristi, Texas where he started a job working for a 5g fiber optic company. He wanted to broaden his horizons and had always had a strong love for Kansas upon driving through there while driving big rigs; he decided to make a change and move there after being hired on to Jayhawk Fine Chemicals where he quickly excelled as a Chemical Technician.
Though Josiah was a quiet reserved man, he had a love and compassion for anyone that crossed his path. His funny, witty personality would radiate out of his core drawing people to him. He was always the first to jump and help those in need without hesitation.
Josiah is survived by his parents Clif and Rhonda Byars of Rockport, Texas. His sister Kyria (Byars) Brown, and her husband Michael Brown of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. His niece Keyona Larsen and nephew Gunner Brown. Paternal Grandmother Mildred Byars. Maternal Grandmother Valerie Paige/LaChance. 19 aunts and uncles, 35 immediate cousins, and numerous 2nd cousins. His closest friend who was like a brother to him, Thomas Hilliard of Marion, Montana. To include, last but not least, his faithful companion and fur baby Tanner J.
Memorial contributions and condolences can be sent to Clif and Rhonda Byars at 110 Captains Bay Dr. Rockport, Texas 78382.
Josiah loved Jesus and accepted him as his lord and savior at an early age. He will forever be in our hearts and be loved and missed; but this world was not his home.