August 28, 2012

Nicholas William Byford

June 26, 1936 - Aug. 27, 2012

Nicholas William Byford

June 26, 1936  - Aug. 27, 2012

Nicholas William Byford, 76, of Arcadia passed away at the V.A. Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Monday, Aug.27, 2012. He was born on June 26, 1936 in Verdan,  to Howard William and Sally Agnes (McWharter) Byford.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens Memorial Park with Reverend Robert Foos and Reverend Bertha Potts officiating with burial following at Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Nicholas married Janice Mae Berline on Dec.21, 1958 in Caldwell, Kan. Nicholas was a Sergeant in the United States Army and afterwards attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated with an Engineering degree. He worked in the oil field and as a result Nicholas and Janice and their four sons lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Edmond. Nicholas also loved to barbeque and eat. His favorite past time was spending time with his grandchildren.

Nicholas is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Byford. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home as well as his four sons: Douglas Byford, Bill Byford (Christi), John Byford (Cheryl) and Steve Byford (Lisa) and 12 grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Viewing for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and the morning of the service until 12:30 p.m. Condolences may be emailed to the family at


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