FLOWERY BRANCH - Richard A. Byrd, 74, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born on February 21, 1937, in Georgianna, Ala., he was the son of the late Arlin Alexander and Kathleen Salter Byrd. He was a graduate of Auburn University and was retired from the United States Federal Government as a Civil Engineer. He was a former member and ordained deacon of North Peachtree Baptist Church in Doraville and was currently a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Harrison Byrd; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Joyce Byrd and Bill and Cathy Byrd, all of Sugar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Adam Lee, Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Bob Peterson, San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren, Andrew, Lori, Magon and her husband, Eric, and Carson and Spencer; and three great-grandchildren, Kyler, Zakk and Will.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 19, at Blackshear Place Baptist Church. Interment was in Memorial Park South Cemetery with the Revs. Dan Bremer and Bobby Gastley officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Reaching Generation Now Youth Program, c/o Blachshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Hwy., Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home Cemetery and Crematory, Flowery Branch was in charge of arrangements.