of Damascus, AR
December 28, 1938 - December 28, 2020
Billy Whitaker Byrd, age 82, of Damascus, AR, went to be with our Lord on December 28, 2020. He was born on December 28, 1938, in Deventer, MO, to the late Eula and Elmer Byrd. Bill was also preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Nolen and Kathleen Bone; one brother, Paul Davis and one grandson, Nicholas Carnopis. Bill was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Damascus. He was a steadfast christian and devoted family man. He served in the United States Army National Guard and the United States Air Force. He enjoyed gardening, singing in the choir, playing music, working around the farm, fixing things and numerous other hobbies. Bill was loved very much by his friends and family, who will dearly miss him. We will miss his smile, corny jokes, and constant love. Left to cherish his memory is his loving family, wife of 61 years, and two daughters, Floetta Byrd of Damascus, AR, Donna (Vince) Barrow of Bee Branch, AR, and Sandra (Ray) Rayburn of Bryant, AR. Five grandchildren, Sarah Chapel, Daniel Morris, Connor Rayburn, Luke Rayburn and Grayson Rayburn. One great-grandchild, Tristan Chapel, and a host of nieces and nephews. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines and masks are required.
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Flo and family, We enjoyed many years of pickin' with Bill when we would make our annual visit to Damascus. We'll sure miss him at the "Pickin' Party" and the special music we were a part of at First Baptist of Damascus.
Brother Bill will be missed greatly. Praying for you.
Sandra and Mrs. Byrd, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Byrd. He was always so kind to us during school. I have such fond memories of your family. We are praying for your family’s comfort and peace during this time! Love, Suzanne Rotton O’Donell
Bill was such a kind and personable man. We were blessed to know him. We are keeping Flo and all the family in our prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that HIS comfort and peace help you through this grieving time.
I loved my Uncle Bill with all of my heart. I have only the fondest memories of him as a child and in my adulthood. I am so great ful to God and my heavenly Father for allowing me to recently spend time with him and having been given the opportunity to share with him just how much he meant to me and how wonderful a man he was.
Prayers for all
Rest easy Uncle BillMay the lord ease your family's sorrow and broken heart. I love you Uncle Bill thank you for always being good to me while I was growing up.
Sandra, I am saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. May God wrap you and all your family in His arms and give you comfort and peace. God bless you, we love you and are here for you.
Sandra,So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your Sweet Family , in the days ahead!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
My deepest condolences.Prayers for your family 🙏
Flo and family, my love and prayers go out to you in the loss of Bill. He was a true Christian man who was always a good friend to Gary and me. May God comfort you.