Mr. Willie Byrd, 84, of 25 Walker Street in Johnston, SC died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Select Speciality Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. He was born to the late James Byrd and the late Grace Gaine Byrd in Saluda, SC on August 29, 1929.
He was a member of Mount Enon Baptist Church in Saluda, SC.
Mr. Byrd was formerly employed by Long Manufacturing Company in Tarboro, North Carolina.
His wife, Carrie Mae Hanson Byrd and son, Willie James Byrd preceded him to heaven.
Those who celebrate his life and cherish precious memories are his daughter, Josephine B. Dawkins of Chappells, SC; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; a stepson, Melvin Hanson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; brother, Charlie Byrd (Mary) of Saluda, SC; sister, Ethel R. Byrd of Johnston, SC; brother-in-law, Willie Roy Hanson (Shirley) of Pinetop, NC; three sisters-in-law, Marjoree Johson (Ronnie) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Beatrice Swain of Tarboro, NC and Mary Byrd of Aiken, SC. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service and burial will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Mount Enon Baptist Church in Saluda, SC.