Robert Edward Byrd

May 11, 1949 ~ September 15, 2018 (age 69)

Robert Edward Byrd, 69, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Leakesville Rehab Nursing Facility. After serving 7 years in the National Guard, he went into the oil field and then worked at Ingalls Shipyard as a welder for as long as he was able. He loved to fish and spend time outdoors. He also loved to ride his golf cart his brother, Jr. Roberts. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Cheryl; parents, Vandy and Theda Merle Byrd; and son, Bryan Byrd.

He is survived by his sons, Chad and Brad Byrd; brother, Jr. Roberts; sisters, Bonita Pittman (Lynn) and Tammy Williams (Larry); 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held at Freeman Funeral Home beginning at 1:30 pm with a graveside service at 3 pm at Vandy Byrd Cemetery in Neely with Bro. Mike McLeod officiating. Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS

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