He is believed to be in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease and may be disoriented as a result.
Byron was traveling to a class reunion in Palestine, Texas. He was last seen on U.S. Highway 79 walking away from his rental car in Franklin, Texas. He has never been heard from again. It is possible that Byron became disoriented. His rental vehicle, described as a gray Lincoln Town Car was later located on June 25, 2006 on US Highway 79.