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Troy Eugene Byrd

Mr. Troy Eugene Byrd, 89, passed away on February 24, 2020 in Fairhope. 

Mr. Byrd was a native of Oak Grove, Fla. and had resided in Atmore for the past 64 years.

He was a member of the Carney Masonic Lodge No. 549 of Atmore and the First Baptist Church of Atmore.

He was owner and operator of Troy Byrd Water Well Service, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict with the 101st Air Borne Screaming Eagles, retiring with over 26 years with the Army and Alabama National Guard.

He was honored with the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Faithful Service Ribbon of Alabama with two Saint Andrews Crosses and Special Service Medal of Alabama.

He is preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Jasper H. and Mary Ester Byrd; brother, Floyd Russell Byrd; granddaughter, Kandice Byrd; and great-grandson, Landon White. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Byrd of Atmore; two sons, Ronald Eugene (Glynith) Byrd of Atmore and Bobby (Lisa) Byrd of Oak Grove; two daughters, Patricia Ann (David) Gibbs of Atmore and Janet (Ricky) Burkette of Mobile; one sister, Margie (Terry) Gartside of Orlando, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley (Chad) White, Lindsay (Michael) Wood, Stacey (Kevin) White, Matt Burkette, Taylor Byrd, Audrey Bryd, Kristen (Luke) McDaniel, Zach Burkette, Kayleigh Burkette, Sean (Merdith) Searls and Kevin (Pheobe) Searls; 10 great-grandchildren, Bryson White, Brayden White, Kinzy Wood, Kylie Wood, Hayden White, Huxley White, Hadley White, Wade McDaniel, Gage Searls and Dexter Searls; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and many many friends and beloved pet, Duffy, a West Highland Terrier.

Funeral services were held February 28, 2020 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. 

Burial followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. 

Visitation was be held February 28, 2020 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Matt Burkette, Zack Burkette, Chad White, Michael Wood, Kevin White and Luke McDaniel.

Honorary pallbearers were be James Biggs, Leo Amerson, Leon Lyles, Wade Cox, Tommy Qualls and Don Long.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore in charge of all arrangements.