Byrd, Sr., William Columbia

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William “Bill” Columbia Byrd, Sr, son of the late James Osborne Byrd and Mary Rosetta Clark Byrd was greeted in heaven by his Savior, Jesus Christ and his many loved ones on Wednesday, April 06, 2022.

In addition to his parents William was predeceased by his twin brother, James Roby Byrd and his youngest brother, Ronald Allen Byrd as well as his granddaughter, Susan Diane Whitt Dickerson and granddaughter-in-law, Pamela Cox Whitt.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth “Marie” Combs Byrd, daughter Ruth “Diane” Byrd Whitt and husband Calvin “Cabby” Curtis Whitt, son William “Bill” Columbia Byrd, JR and wife Jill Byrd. Also survived by grandchildren, Curtis (Candy) Whitt, Craig Whitt, Robbie (Angie) Whitt, Krystal D, Whitt, Mandy (Daniel) Watson, Misty (Brian) Chadwick, and Michelle (Jimmy) Kiyimba. He is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Bill was a Certified Master Electrician and many homes and businesses in the New River Valley carry the stamp of his excellent workmanship. He was employed by Virginia Maid, Executive Director of Maintenance ( Playtex International) for 25 years and Harlan -Sprague in maintenance for 18 years.

Graveside services were held for immediate family on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center for their living kindness and compassion.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700.