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2009-10-22 / Obituaries

Doyle "Byrd" Byrd, Jr.

October 9, 1942 - October 17, 2009

Doyle "Byrd" Bryd, Jr. was born October 9, 1942 in Lampasas County, Texas to Irene Meadors and Doyle Standley Byrd, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Marines.

On October 8, 1961 he and Virginia Crawford were married in San Saba.

Byrd was a Dye Supervisor for Rock River Woolen Mill in Brownwood for 25 years, before moving to Rockdale where he has lived for the past 8 months.

Byrd passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009 at his home in Rockdale reaching the age of 67.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise Lee and a grandson, Jordy Ryan Byrd.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Byrd of Rockdale; Sons, Doyle Standley "Boon" Byrd, III of Brownwood and Douglas Byrd and wife Anna of Thorndale; Daughters, Jennifer Wickline and husband Gary of Waco and Daphnie Hearn and husband Steven Earl of Memphis, Tennessee; and a sister, Mary Lee of Dallas.

He also is survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Memorial services are scheduled for 6:15 PM Saturday, October 24, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale.

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