John Cecil Byrd (1936 - 2012)

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John Cecil Byrd, 77, of St. Marks, passed away on Dec. 26, 2012 at his home in St Marks.
He was born on June 4, 1936 in Reynolds, Ga. He joined the Navy in May 1952 when he was just 15 years old. John loved farming and enjoyed raising cows, he owned several small farms during his life. He loved the outdoors and taking long walks. He moved to St. Marks in 1999 from Georgia. He found his happiest years in St. Marks among his many close friends along with the peaceful life this small community brings.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Byrd Brandon; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
John gave his time freely for many years to the AA program he loved and supported. One of his greatest loves was the program, its members and always helping others. His kind and gentle spirit will live on and always stay with the friends and all he helped throughout his lifetime.
A celebration of his life was held by the Crawfordville AA group on Dec 26, 2012 and was attended by many friends. His family would like to thank them for their generosity, love and wonderful memories of her father they have given her.
A memorial will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at St Marks Cemetery.
Published in The Wakulla News on Feb. 7, 2013
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