Billy Whitaker Byrd

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Billy Whitaker Byrd, 82, of Damascus went to be with our Lord on Dec. 28, 2020. He was born Dec. 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, Donna (Vince) Barrow of Bee Branch, and Sandra (Ray) Rayburn of Bryant; 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.

Visitation was 10 a.m. Jan. 2 at First Baptist Church in Damascus with services following at 11 a.m.

COVID-19 guidelines and masks were required.