Bobby Eugene Byrd

Monday, September 16, 2013
Bobby Eugene Byrd

Bobby Eugene Byrd, 81, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Piggott, Ark.

He was born on April 9, 1932, in Tennessee, and was the son of the late James Ellis and Bessie Ann Clifton Byrd.

He was united in marriage to Glenda Williams on Feb. 22, 1957, and to this union two children were born.

Bobby was a member of the Piggott Masonic Lodge #545 and the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Bobby Byrd and three brothers, Elgie, James and Elvie "Jip" Byrd.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Byrd of Piggott; daughter, Becky Adams and husband Jim of Portageville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Holly Helton and husband David and Jimmy Adams and wife Tonya; four great-grandchildren: Keelyn, Kile, Karrisa and Gus; a sister, Betty Garvey and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Welborn officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers are Kirby Johnson, Tommy Hardcastle, Otis McFarlin, Marlin Wright, Tom Sneed, Dan Gossett and Frank Staples. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the American Legion.