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Edward Thomas Byrd Jr. Obituary
BYRD Edward Thomas Byrd, Jr., entered this life on February 6, 1936 to Edward T. Sr. and Lena Mae Byrd. He left us on April 11, 2011 in his sleep very peacefully. He was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. As a young man he traveled to different horse tracts tending horses. He was in the Navy for six years. He later went to work with the city of Jacksonville, on December 13, 1965. He retired after 30 years of dedicated service on July 13, 1996. After his retirement he worked at Holly Hill Funeral Home in Middleburg and then CE Bennett in Green Cove Springs as a custodian. He was preceded in death by his wives Shirley Joan Byrd and Sharon Ann Byrd. He loved fishing, hunting and watching his "Noles" and "Dogs". He also loved watching NASCAR. He is survived by sisters Rose Abrams, Lula Mae and Delbert Reed and Mary and Wayne Harrison, his children Mary Katherine Byrd, Edward T. Byrd, III, and Keith Addison, Sr. and his wife Louise, 2 grandsons Keith Addison, Jr. and his wife Nicole and Walter Edward and his wife Christina and Jacob Thomas in waiting. He has 8 grandchildren known to them as "Lil Papa", several nephews and nieces, especially Tom and Eva Townsend. Special "Thank You's" to Dr. Rui Fernandez and all of his staff (Shands Jax), Community Hospice and Jason Nolan from Senior Home Care. Graveside service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM, in Holly Hill Memorial Park, 3601 Old Jennings Rd. Middleburg, FL 32068 with Rev. Rick Crews officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 PM at Holly Hill Funeral Home.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 14, 2011
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