On Saturday, November 06, 2021, Bill Dean Byrd, 73, of Nebo, North Carolina, unexpectedly departed this life at his home.
He was born in Mitchell County on April 22, 1948 to the late Gilbert L. Byrd and Eva Ray Byrd.
Bill was a devoted and lifelong member of Glenwood Baptist Church. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and he was also an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt. He was a sports fan as well who enjoyed croquet and horseshoes. He was employed as a lab technician for BASF Inmont for over 35 years. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Emily Turner Byrd; his daughter, Sonia Byrd Justice and husband Alex; two grandchildren, Emerson Justice and Peyton Justice; his brother and sister, Mike Byrd and wife Judy and Sheena Hilton and husband Bobby; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Love and Rev. Dean Owenby officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Glenwood Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, PO Box 218, Glenwood, NC 28737.