Walter Byrd Jr. (1928 - 2019)

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Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Charlotte Highway
Lancaster, SC
29721
(803)-283-2100
Obituary

LANCASTER – Mr. Walter Byrd Jr., 90, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at MUSC-Lancaster surrounded by family.
He was born Oct. 24, 1928, in Kershaw County, a son of the late Walter Byrd Sr. "Pet" and Susie Mungo Byrd and is the husband of Ann Adams Byrd.
Mr. Byrd retired from Springs Industries after 43 years of service. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a big sports fan and especially loved the S.C. Gamecocks and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. He enjoyed walking, riding his exercise bike and working in his yard. Hardee's was his morning therapy. Mr. Byrd was a member of White Springs Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was leader of the Baptist Men and the Baptist Men's Association.
Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann Adams Byrd; a son, Art Byrd and his wife, Kay, of Lancaster; and two grandchildren, Evan Byrd and his wife, Stephanie, and Erin Byrd and her fiancé, Dustin Eddins.
Mr. Byrd was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, William Byrd, Mickey Byrd, Bobby Byrd, Cephie Byrd and Fred Byrd; and four sisters, Pauline Shealy, Dot Davis, Helen Knight and Mattie Lee Byrd.
The celebration of life memorial service for Mr. Byrd was 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at White Springs Baptist Church, by the Rev. Mike Hammond. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. in the church sanctuary and other times at the home of Art and Kay Byrd, 2608 Lazy Oak Drive, Lancaster.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Avenue, Lancaster, SC 29720.
An online guest register is available for condolences on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mr. Byrd.
Published in The Lancaster News on May 15, 2019
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