This memorial website was created in the memory of Michael Keith Byrom, 37, born on February 2, 1974 and passed away on November 14, 2011.  Keith left this earth much too soon, but we will love him dearly and cherish his memory forever.  I encourage all his friends and family to share their memories, photos, and stories to help create a collaborative tribute to Keith's life.

A scholarship fund in Keith's memory has been established at Point Bank.  Gifts to the Keith Byrom Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made at any branch (www.pointbank.com, account# 0265694).

Posted by Jason Sallee on November 14, 2019
Think of you all the time- but today in particular. How I wish you were here to experience all of these last 8 years. 
Posted by Jason Sallee on November 14, 2016
Still miss you brother.
Posted by Jay Campbell on February 3, 2015
Hey brother,
Thinking about you today. We miss you. Everyone does.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on February 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Babe!! I miss you everyday and love you more!!
Posted by Kassidy Reynolds on February 2, 2015
Happy Birthday, Keith. I really need you around on days like this.. Miss you so much & think about you daily. I love you.
Posted by Esther Fairchild on November 14, 2014
Hi Keith. Jeff, Jason and I are taking Candy out for dinner tonight. Just wanted to say that we still love you, and we've still got your back. You'll never stop being my friend. Love you- Esther
Posted by Candy Reynolds on February 2, 2014
Happy birthday Babe!! I love you and miss you infinity!!
Posted by Kassidy Reynolds on February 2, 2014
Its your birthday and I can't get you off my mind. It still seems so unreal. I hope I wake up one day and it was just one long horrible nightmare. I miss you so much...
And I love you more than you ever knew! Thank you for everything.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on November 14, 2013
So tomorrow is two years since I've been able to kiss your face, two years since I've heard "I love you," two years........why does it seem like an eternity has passed, but yet it still feels like yesterday that my heart was broken forever. I miss you so much that I cannot even put it into words. I think of you everyday and I love you always. Until we meet again......I love you babe!
Posted by Jason Sallee on September 25, 2013
One of our friends posted some old pictures of you today my friend- my sadness of your passing so soon from us is still shallow and fresh an open wound that refuses to heal. I still try to grasp some understanding of it all, like I am having a bad dream, and I know it, and I am struggling to wake from it, but cant. I miss you brother- wish you could have known first hand...
Posted by Michelle Bennett on February 3, 2013
Happy 39th birthday my little groundhog brother. I miss you.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on February 3, 2013
Happy Birthday babe!!! You will always be young and beautiful!!! I miss and love you so much!!!!
Posted by Candy Reynolds on December 26, 2012
Merry Christmas Babe! I love and miss you so much. I wish I had more time and more holidays to share with you. They just aren't the same without you. Loving you always and forever!!
Posted by Candy Reynolds on November 18, 2012
This song is for you Babe!! I love you!

http://youtu.be/P7IbQyG9PL4
Posted by Candy Reynolds on November 14, 2012
Well Babe, I am sitting here dreading tomorrow and thinking about you like crazy. I have missed you so much and I love you even more. There are so many times I have almost texted you to tell you I was on my way home. I love and miss you so much!! I want nothing more than to curl up on the couch and watch tv. I am thankful you are at peace now, but the selfish me wants you back. I love you!
Posted by Michelle Bennett on November 14, 2012
It has been a year since you left us but it still hurts just like it was yesterday. You are on my mind today and everyday. I dearly wish you had given us more time. I love you always, little brother.
Posted by Marnie McDorman on October 29, 2012
Beautiful tribute Candy! I think of you often and I know Keith would be proud of his tribute to him. It's so obvious you loved him deeply. I'd like to think Keith is still with you not only in memory, but spirit as well.
Posted by Jason Sallee on October 10, 2012
It is coming up on a year my friend...an anniversary that I do not want to acknowledge. I still catch myself reaching out to pick up my phone and call you to tell you about something I just saw that I thought you would have liked too...I have to remind myself that I cant do that any more. Its a bitter pill to swallow. Rest in peace my friend- you are gone but never forgotten.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on October 9, 2012
Thinking of you always! I miss you so much. I think of you every minute of every day. I love you with all my heart. <3
Posted by Jason Sallee on August 8, 2012
You missed my birthday bro.... 38 down. I always looked forward to my birthday, as we would always try to hang out around it. Think about you all the time. I'm living as much as I can, hoping that in some way me living more will somehow atone for you missing so much.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on March 22, 2012
Thinking about you a lot today. I miss you so much! I would give anything to see you and just hold you in my arms again. I love you!
Posted by Candy Reynolds on February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day!! I love you so much!!!!
Posted by Candy Reynolds on February 3, 2012
Happy Birthday Babe!!! I love and miss you tons!!!!!
Posted by Michelle Bennett on February 3, 2012
It's your birthday today, little Groundhog, and I miss you so much. It's so hard facing the fact that you are not here.  Love you always, your big sister
Posted by Esther Fairchild on February 2, 2012
Hey Buddy. Happy Birthday. Miss you today.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on December 26, 2011
I miss you so much and I love you even more! Christmas without you was not the same. It didn't even feel like Christmas. I thought of you all day and remembered every Christmas we have shared. I will always remember and cherish those memories. I love you!
Posted by Michelle Bennett on December 26, 2011
Our first Christmas without you was so surreal. I miss your smile, your laugh, and your light. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on December 14, 2011
Thinking of you today, a lot. I love you and miss you so much.
Posted by Kassidy Reynolds on December 1, 2011
I miss you dad <3 I think about you every single day.
Posted by Denise Miller on November 21, 2011
We will remember you.
At sunrise and sunset, we remember.
As the wind blows, we remember.
With the coming of each Season, we remember.
As the year begins and ends, we remember.
When we are weary or sick, we remember.
When we celebrate, we remember.
As long as we live, you too will live; for you are a part of us, as we remember you.
Posted by Candy Reynolds on November 20, 2011
"What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller

"A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best." - Unknown
Posted by Jason Sallee on November 20, 2011
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love." -- Washington Irving
 
Posted by Esther Fairchild on November 20, 2011
•"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"-- Jesus Christ on the Mount, Matthew 5:4
Posted by Lauren Gonzales on November 20, 2011
I have only known Keith for 10 years but in those years he has not only become a dear friend but a guardian angel I can call upon in my time of need. You will be missed by all on a daily basis!!!
Posted by Michelle Bennett on November 19, 2011
My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.
  Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted by Jason Sallee on November 14, 2019
Think of you all the time- but today in particular. How I wish you were here to experience all of these last 8 years. 
Posted by Jason Sallee on November 14, 2016
Still miss you brother.
Posted by Jay Campbell on February 3, 2015
Hey brother,
Thinking about you today. We miss you. Everyone does.
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Shared by Geoff Kreiling on March 28, 2012

Wow.


I haven't seen Keith in almost 20 years.  We used to work together at MJDesigns in Denton.  I came across this site because I did a Google search on him.

We used to hang out a lot during and after work esepcially to go see Hagfish at Rick's Place, which I took as a personal victory because he was a much larger fan of metal than punk rock.  I always used to jokingly make fun of his long "metal" hair.  In fact, I never called him Keith I always greeted him as L.H. and would always reply back "Shut up" in a pretty funny imitation of Bill and Ted. 

I left MJDesigns for the glamour of Dillard's at Vista Ridge Mall and as so often happens we gradually lost touch with each other but I often thought of him and wondered what he was doing.  I am glad to see pictures of his beautiful family. 

Keith was a great friend.  A truly genuine person that was loyal and faithful to his friends.  I got on the Internet today to try and find him hoping to reconnect, not to post my memories of someone who left entirely too soon.

I wish I had tried to find you sooner L.H.  Tonight I'll put in some Hagfish and think of my friend. 

Childhood Pranks

Shared by Kassidy Reynolds on December 1, 2011

My mom used to have this blow up beer bottle about the size of a small child, and around when that movie The Ring came out, I would use that thing to freak everyone out! I put on a long black wig and wrapped a long white skirt around it.

Well, I put it on the kitchen cabinet, right on the other side of the refridgerator, so when you reach up to get a cup, there's that creepy thing haha. Keith just woke up and was walking to get a glass of tea (mmmm i miss his tea!) we were hiding, waiting to see what woudl happen, he reached up to grab a cup and did that little "GUUUH!!" thing he always did haha and knocked it off the counter. We laughed so hard, so did he.


He used to play pranks on us too though! While my boyfriend was living with us, he played Street Fighter a lot, and one character in the game says "hadoken" and throws a fireball at the enemy. Well, Keith had this paper that burned out really fast, so when you would light it on fire and throw it, it looked like a fireball. He busted through my bedroom door, screamed HADOKEN!!!! and threw the paper towards my boyfriend!!! It was HILARIOUS!! It went out like RIGHT before it got to him haha.

I have so many more funny memories with him, I will definitely post them for everyone to read :) I look forward to reading more memories of him.
RIP Keith, I love you and miss you SO much.

Shared by Kassidy Reynolds on December 1, 2011

When I was turning 11 or 12, i can't remember, he took me and all my friends to blockbuster to rent some scary movies, then drove us around creepy roads in the dark to let us get all freaked out and watch scary movies. we were all laughing and having a blast, when all of a sudden his truck broke down. We thought he was joking, just trying to scare us, but when he got out of the truck and was like "Come on girls, we're walking." hahaha. We were all in pajamas too, and my best friend Mara had on house slippers. We had to walk through the muddy field and whatnot, so he gave her a piggy back ride the whole way haha. When we finally got home we were all laughing so hard, and mom was making chili dogs and snacks for us. She was like "WHERE IN THE WORLD HAVE YALL BEEN!?!?!" haha. It was definietly one fo my best birthday parties, we all laughed about it all night long. He was the best dad!!