Kenneth Byrd

Kenneth H. "Kenny" Byrd

Crisfield-Kenneth Harlan "Kenny" Byrd, 82, of Crisfield, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Crisfield August 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Harlan Wesley Byrd and Edna Mae Riggin Bedsworth.

Kenny was a US Air Force veteran retiring after 27 years of service. Following his retirement, he was a truck driver for H. Glenwood Evans & Son Seafood and John T. Handy Seafood. He was also a delivery driver for Landon's Flowers for many years.

He was a member of Mariners United Methodist Church and a life member of the Lower Somerset County Ambulance and Rescue Squad and served on the Board of trustees for both. Kenny loved and was very active in sports, umpiring for many years throughout the area. He also enjoyed traveling. Most of all, Kenny loved being with his close-knit family and especially loved family barbeques.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Jean Harris Byrd of Crisfield; eight children, Ken (Byrd) Musselwhite and wife Cheryl of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kathy Crockett and husband Claude of Crisfield, Karen Holloway and husband Ron of Abingdon, MD, Kenna Richardson and husband Russell of Mardela, Kandy Ross and fiancé Randy Burke of Crisfield, Katie Morris and fiancé Ray Bradford of Salisbury, Kenneth "Buck" Byrd of Salisbury; and David Byrd of Crisfield; a special daughter, Fran Gonzales of Salisbury; a brother, Jack Byrd, Sr. and wife Susie of Crisfield; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Byrd.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2 PM at Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home where a viewing will be from 12 Noon until 2 PM. Pastors Todd Hurley and Steve Willing will officiate and a eulogy will be given by Bill Balderson. Interment will be in Sunnyridge Memorial Park in Crisfield.

Donations in memory of Kenny may be made to Lower Somerset County Ambulance and Rescue Squad, LSCARS, P.O. Box 406, Crisfield, MD 21817.

To send condolences, please visit www.bradshawandsonsfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home - Crisfield
306 W. Main St.  Crisfield, MD 21817

Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 25, 2013