Mr. Byrd died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his residence.
Born April 2, 1922, in Franklin, N.C., he was the son of the late Austin and Lela Arvey Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Mote Byrd. Mr. Byrd was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country in World War II. Mr. Byrd was the owner/operator of Byrd’s Jewelry Store in Clarkesville, and was an avid gardener. Above all he was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Barrett of Demorest; grandson and spouse, Josh and Kayla Barrett; great-grandchildren, Lara Barrett and Hayden Barrett.
In lieu of flowers, special memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 988 Historic Hwy. 441 N. Demorest, GA 30535.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Byrd family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.