June Redding Byerley left peacefully on February 17, 2022 to rejoin her husband Neil who preceded her in January 2006. She was 89 and had been living at the Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. June was a dedicated wife, mother of five, mother-in-law of five, and grandmother of 10. Known for her indefatigable patience and positivity, she provided nonstop love and encouragement to her children.
June was born and raised in Knoxville, TN where she met and married Neil. She packed up and moved the family 11 times before finally settling them in Clemson, SC in 1969. The family belonged to the Clemson United Methodist Church where June was famous for her potluck casseroles.
June was frequently seen around town in a station wagon driving her kids to school, sports, scouts, art, and dance practices. She always provided a needed dose of encouragement at the time the drop-off was made. She also supervised the care of Pepper, the family horse, as well as numerous dogs and cats.
Mom had a lifelong love of libraries and for several years served as a volunteer librarian at Morrison Elementary School. In her later years, she became an avid fan of Scandinavian crime novels. She also had an encyclopedic knowledge of old movies kept fresh by rewatching them on the TCM channel.
In recent days, whenever June's children or their families visited her in person (or via Alexa video) and asked her how she was doing, she always smiled and answered "fine" even though we knew that she wasn't. June passed with dignity and grace in the very same way that she lived her life.
The family owes so much to the wonderful caregivers at the Clemson Downs. The loving and devoted care they provided will never be forgotten.
The family is planning a private graveside service in Maryville, TN where June will be laid to rest next to Neil.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clemson Downs Employees Christmas Fund, 500 Downs Loop, Clemson, SC 29631 or to the Clemson United Methodist Church, 300 Frontage Rd, Clemson, SC 29631.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.