My Dad, Ed Palser, worked with Byrd for many years in the the oil industry with Byrd's association with Banner Drilling. And later I had the same privilege work w/Byrd in the 80's.
He at times was demanding but you always knew he was wanting it done right. This attitude served me later as I learned 'do it right and you'll do it once'.
Thankful for his insight and guidance in my younger years.
My condolences for you and all your family.
January 07, 2013