Sandra (Byrd) Routszong

Monday, October 19, 2020
Sandra Routszong

Sandra (Byrd) Routszong, 75, of Piggott, Ark., passed away October 15, 2020, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born on July 11, 1945, in Clopton, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Irene (McMahon) Byrd.

Sandra was united in marriage to Alex Routszong on July 27, 1985.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Maury, L.W. and Thomas Byrd.

Sandra graduated from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn., on June 4, 1967. She taught music for over 40 years for the Piggott School District, leading musical performances with the students over her many years at the school. Mrs. Routszong, also lovingly known as Ms. Byrd, was loved by her students. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Piggott, where she participated in choir and played the organ.

Survivors include her husband, Alex Routszong of Piggott; Alex's son, Scott Vaugier and wife Angie of Jackson, Mo. and their children, Braden and Addy Vaugier; nephews, Brent Seay and wife Michelle of Brighton, Tenn., Kevin Byrd and wife Kim of Ripley, Tenn. and Stephen Byrd and wife Kim of Ripley, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Faye Byrd of Ripley and Joyce Byrd of Brighton, Tenn.; great nieces and nephews, John Seay, Seth and Colton Byrd, Karoline and Kathryn Byrd, and Kolbie Carter and husband Brandon and their son, Eli Carter; along with other relatives and friends.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the cremation arrangements.