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Scott Byers
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 27, 1955
  • Date of passing: Oct 1, 2016
Let the memory of Scott be with us forever! He lives on in his music!!
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Scott Byers, 60, born on December 27, 1955 and passed away on October 1, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Michael Hess on 4th April 2017

"I cannont begin to express the heartfelt pain and grief I have experienced reading through all these stories. Definitely helps the healing process. I dont think anyone could have described Scott any better than his father. You nailed it Dad! I thank you for that...

     I spent many an all nighter in that shed behind mom and dads house just watching and trying to soak up the talents of this magician at the guitar. He definitely taugh me a lot. He exposed me to music I could play and feel comfortable  singing in front of strangers. He taught me how to use my ear and a phonograph to learn a song one phrase at a time and write it down on paper then play it 250 times to polish it up and commit it to memory. Can't have any mistakes now can we... A perfectionist extraordinaire he was.

     So upon the tragic loss of Scott and few weeks later another close friend of 40 plus years , I was sitting on the bed, guitar in hand and playing 3 chords when the first verse of "Message from the Grave" pulsed into my brain and went down on paper just like Scott showed me in that music shed.
       I do believe through Gods grace, Scott and Danny both put those first words in my head.  Here are the lyrics to my tribute song to my brothers Scott and Danny. It was all the love and fellowship we shared that helped me pen these words. I thank God for that.

      Hope it helps to  bring comfort to friends and family. It hits me in the head every time I sing it but fills the void thats been missing ever since you've been gone!

Miss you dearly and until we meet again.

"Message from the Grave"

All my friends came to see me though we already said goodbye
Guess they all want to see me fly up to that sky
As I lay so peaceful  as all their teardrops fall
Im so blinded by the light I can not see as darkness falls
Lord open their hearts so I can tell them all

     Know how much I'll miss you when there's no time left to        give you  
    Enough of my love to soothe the pain you'll feel
    Know that every minute spent with you in it  
    Was worth the cost of the pain your going through
    Cause I spent all my life loving you
    Spent all my love on the life I spent with you

Placed in a box and in the ground my temple will lay
At my grave will be a headstone on it its gonna say
Never regret a minute never waste the life thats in it
Find good reason to love someone and in Gods trust you should lay
Find good reason to hold someone make sure they hear you say
    
     Know how much I'll miss you when there's no time left to give you
    Enough of my love to soothe the pain you'll feel
    Know that every minute spent with you in it  
    Was worth the cost of the pain your going through
    Cause I spent all my life loving you
    Spent all my love on the life I spent with you

Gather round lets say a prayer once again
Know there is no begining and there will never be an end
In my ifinite wisdom I know Gods blessings will always be given
He's blessed my soul with the angels he has sent
He'll bless your heart so until we meet again

     Know how much I'll miss you when there's no time left to give you
    Enough of my love to soothe the pain you'll feel
    Know that every minute spent with you in it  
    Was worth the cost of the pain your going through
    Cause I spent all my life loving you
    Spent all my love on the life I spent with you
    Spent all my love on every moment spent with you

                                                            Written by Michael Hess"

This tribute was added by Cindy Byers on 28th December 2016

"Yesterday was your first birthday since you have been gone. I met your parents, Barbara, Sylvia, Matt, KT, Mom, Edna and Mikayla and we all had dinner together, then went and sent sky lanterns that we all wrote our personal messages on, and sent them up to you!! I miss you so much! Still can't believe you are gone! You left such a hole in my life! Love you so much!!"

This tribute was added by Mark Knezeak on 28th December 2016

"A few weeks before Scott's passing, I got to visit with him and tell him I truly loved him. For that I am very gtateful because of our busy lives we did not get many opportunities to visit.  He not only made an impression on many folks but more importantly made an impact. He lived, loved, laughed and left us  all his remarkable legacy."

This tribute was added by Deb Garris on 27th December 2016

"He was a great musician and  a nice guy. R I P my friend. Today's your birthday, hope you have a big party in Heaven."

This tribute was added by George Lampe on 27th December 2016

"Happy birthday, Scott, as you look down from above.  You are dearly missed by many, many old friends . . . may you continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Dale Pitts on 27th December 2016

"Happy Birthday Scott. Love you and miss you. Dale"

This tribute was added by Cindy Byers on 19th December 2016

"Scott,
The whole family went to Gruene Hall yesterday for the annual Christmas gig that you played every year. Taylor got up and sand In Sand, Misunderstood, and Painted Lady. You would be so proud of him! I just kept thinking to myself how much I wished you were there! There has already been too many milestones that have occurred since you have been gone...my birthday, your mother's birthday, Thanksgiving, putting the x-mas lights up at your parents house, your memorial tribute, Gruene Hall x-mas gig, and the list goes on and on.

It is already going to be Christmas next week, and your birthday a few days after that. I honestly don't want to do any of it! I am so lost without you, I don't know what to do with myself!! I think of you a thousand times a day, and if I am not thinking of you, I am headed into the other room to tell you something before I snap, and realize you aren't there.  People are still posting things about you everyday, or pics. I know you are watching and are still here. Little things happen that I know are you. But it still isn't the same. I feel like I died October 1st also! But I guess now, after you saw your service, your memorial tribute, Gruene Hall etc. you know how many people loved you!!! I tried to tell you that when you were here, but honestly when I was telling you that, I had no idea to what extent!!! I think your parents have realized the impact that you had on so many people with your music. They have been to everything that has happened in your honor, and I know the outpouring of love for you from so many people touches them, as it does me. But while it feels so great to know how many lives you have touched, it hurts even worse because it makes us miss you that much more!

Until Little Man and I see you again, know that we love and miss you every second of every day!!"

This tribute was added by Mike Maloney on 21st November 2016

"I first saw Scott perform 27 years ago when he was playing with Monte Montgomery in The Great Divide at Buckos on St. Marys.  Saw him perform dozens of times over the years and was always impressed with his musicianship, vocals and professionalism.  Always a great show when Scott played.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Michael Workman on 1st November 2016

"A month has passed and I finally get here. Doesn't matter, because I'm missing you just as much. I suppose it will stay that way. I can't listen to some of songs we did without being overwhelmed. Ha, and I keep seeing you everytime I go out and see some hefty dude with a baseball cap. God bless you. God bless your family."

This tribute was added by Cindy Byers on 24th October 2016

"Missing you! Every second, every minute, every day!!

Love you!

Cindy & Little Man"

This tribute was added by Lesley Newcomb on 8th October 2016

"I met Scott over 20 some years ago with Maria. We would go to the Bayou's on the Riverwalk to hear him and Maggie's. He was amazing and so very talented, humble and so funny. He will be missed, over the years have seen him play at lots of places around town and was thinking a few weeks ago that I needed to go see him play and now its too late. RIP Scott you will be dearly missed by so many people, people that he probably did not even realize that he touched their lives. Make beautiful music in heaven with David Bowie, Glen Frey and all the great ones that have passed this year. Rock on Scott, thanks for sharing your talent with us~"

This tribute was added by Brooks White on 7th October 2016

"You taught me to love live music which I still do to this day in 2016. Your memorial showed you singing Rock a bye Sweet Baby James and that is the song my wife would sing to our 2 little babies while rocking them to sleep. They say they remember this song and I will always remember you Scott Byers when I hear it"

This tribute was added by Tom Devine on 7th October 2016

"Between 1986, and 2001, I rode a bicycle everywhere....My Brother had died in 1982...a cousin two years later...in 1986, my Chevy Vega died...so I wanted to get myself into good  shape.  One night I biked down to St Marys St, from Colonies North, through Olmos Park...to where Scott and Sylvia were playing....stayed for two hours, chatting with Scott during the breaks, then hopped on my bike to make my way home before it got too late.  Had to make a rolling U-turn on St Mary's, right in front of the Bar, made it half-way around, and corkscrewed myself into the ground from an entanglement I couldn't have gotten out of, with a truck quickly coming up St Mary's!  Scott saw all this, and quickly ran into the street...fearlessly stood in front of the oncoming truck, and made him stop just short of sending me off to Orion!  Syl might remember this night...I* sure always will...Thank you Captain Scott!"

This tribute was added by Patti Davenport on 7th October 2016

"Scott and I attended the same high school.  He was such a nice guy with that curly hair and nice smile.  I guess I will always remember him that way.  We lost touch since high school and I guess that is my loss.  I knew that he was a good musician when he played for me a couple of times in the high school days.  My sympathy goes out to his family and pray that his passing will ease with time but his memories will live forever.  Patti Pearce Davenport"

This tribute was added by George Lampe on 7th October 2016

"We got to know Scott a number of years ago through his performances at La Hacienda.  He, Sylvia Kirk, Matt Kirk . . . what great memories!  He was a talented musician and entertainer, and will be dearly missed by many, many friends and fans.  His memorial service at CBC was memorable and very touching--I know he was looking down with a big smile.  May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Janet (Ferrell) Graham on 7th October 2016

"Scott and I attended the same high school, and lived very close to each other. He was my first HS date. His parents drove us to the movies. We have always remained friends. In later years, I was surprised to find him on stage playing the local circuit with Blackrose. I continued to see him often on St. Mary's Street, and later as a duo at Maggie's. He always said 'hello', and we would catch up a little. His mother and I worked at the same hospital, and we would talk about the old days. My heart breaks for your family at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by Dale Pitts on 7th October 2016

"Scott was a friend for life. I am so very sorry I did not get to see him again in this life time. It has been about 5 years since I had seen my friend. I first met Scott at Presa St.. We became dear friends, played darts and just hung out. Between Presa St., Maggies, La Hacienda and many more venues it was such a treat to listen to him. One of the most talented people I know; not just musically, he could make anything out of wood and it looked more beautiful than anything in a store for sure.
I love you Scott and will see you again. Save a place for me please."

This tribute was added by Deb Garris on 6th October 2016

"Rest in peace and sing with the Angels. I knew Scott through my friend  Mike Hess. They were great friends. Scott was probably 20 yrs old. Handsome and totally all about music. He and Mike would play Dust in the Wind. What a talent and a nice guy. I'm so sorry for his passing, my condolences to his family and his friends."

This tribute was added by Larry Heller on 6th October 2016

"I had the privilege of making music with Scott for several years in Sojourn. The "In Sand" recording was made during the Sojourn years. It was a collaboration with some great musicians - drum tracks by Mike Kennedy, piano by Mike Workman, pretty sure it was Allen Chapman on bass. I did the vocal arrangement and Chuck Nelson and I sang the harmonies. I forget who played those wonderful pedal steel riffs. Marius Perron was the sound engineer. Of course, Scott is on acoustic guitar and he also essentially learned to play the banjo in the studio to add that color. (He called himself "Banjo-man Franklin" for months!)

One small footnote, for the record... When Scott joined Sojourn we were using a rhythm programmer for drum tracks. Purist that he was, he made it clear that he absolutely loathed playing with the 'drummer in a box' and harangued Chuck and me until we finally hired a live drummer.

Scott, I can't wait to hear the music you're making in heaven."

This tribute was added by Paul Clagett on 6th October 2016

"Scott was my friend, my brother, my mentor. I will forever cherish my time with him. We could harmonize so beautifully. I miss him terribly.
God bless you, Scott."


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