Richard L. Byrd passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was born April 9, 1960 in Oxnard, CA. He was the son of Ronald and Lynette Byrd.
Richard L. Byrd
The Byrd family moved to Gold Bar, Washington in 1968, where Rich was inducted in to the notorious "Gold Bar Gang." Rich attended school in the Sultan School district. During his years as a Turk his passion was wrestling. He wrestled varsity all four years earning numerous awards, he continued with the sport by coaching for the next 25 years.
Richard grew up in the Skykomish Valley. He embraced the values of small town living, loving his friends, knowing his neighbors and giving back to the community. While attending the Evergreen State Fair in 1977 Richard met his future wife Cindy Moody. They married in October 1981. They completed their family with their son Jordan M Byrd in 1990. Rich has been employed by Snohomish County since 2000.
He made friends everywhere. When you came in to Richard's circle he knew you for life. He remembered your name, he knew your story, and he went out of his way to say hi. He loved his family, his friends and his Harley. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Richard is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Cindy; and son, Jordan; along with three sisters, and one brother, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Elaine Purbaugh.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Sunday December 2, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sultan Middle School Commons; 301 High Ave, Sultan, WA.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2012