Billy Whitaker Byrd

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First Baptist Damascus
43 Oak Tree Rd.
Damascus, AR  72039
Saturday, January 2, 2021
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First Baptist Church
43 Oak Tree Road
Damascus, AR  72039
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Martinville Cemetery
372 Hwy 124 W
Martinville, AR  72039
I served in the Air Force.
Billy Whitaker ByrdI am a Veteran.

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.

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12 Condolence(s)
Mike Graham
Duluth, GA
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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.

Dillon Hall
Damascus, AR
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Brother Bill will be missed greatly. Praying for you.

Suzanne Rotton O’Donell
Sunday, January 3, 2021

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

Mark and Denise Benight
Saturday, January 2, 2021

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.

Jason, Kathryn, Dan, JP, and Ella DuBose
Huntsville, AL
Saturday, January 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that HIS comfort and peace help you through this grieving time.

Damita Castle
Mound City, IL
Thursday, December 31, 2020

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.

Melanie Haney
Little Rock, AR
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Prayers for all

Wendye Lane
Dexter, MO
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Rest easy Uncle Bill
May 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.

Sheila Brandon Lunsford
Bryant, AR
Thursday, December 31, 2020

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.

Kathy Bettis
Bentonville, AR
Thursday, December 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your Sweet Family , in the days ahead!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Gina Honeycutt Jaksic
Jonesboro, AR
Thursday, December 31, 2020

My deepest condolences.
Prayers for your family 🙏

Linda Dollar
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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.