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Richard E. Byrd
Richard E. ByrdAirForceRichard E. Byrd, 82, of Mt. Gilead, died peacefully Tuesday April 14, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1938 in Bristol, West Virginia to the late Lanis W. and Mary E. (Culp) Byrd. He was also preceded in death by siblings: Jimmy, Donald, Bill, Lanis Jr., Janet, Irene, Kathleen and Pauline.

He served our country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. Richard was retired from the Marion Correctional Institute as a Unit Manager.

He enjoyed his involvement with Community Theatre, both in Marion and Mansfield. His favorite role was Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond. He was a member of the D A V and had received the “Man of the Decade Award” for Community Service from the MCI branch of the Red Cross. While in Mt. Gilead, he served on the Library Board in different positions. Richard was an OSU Buckeye fan, supporting his alma mater where he received his bachelor’s degree.
He also enjoyed bird watching and reading.

But the true center in his life was his family, he dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his children: Robyn (Mike) Carey of Everett, WA, Thomas (Carena) Byrd of Richmond Hill, GA, David (Cindy) Byrd of Bothell, WA and Mark Byrd of Akron.
Grandchildren: Jessica, Ayla, Zachary (Molly), Dalston, Anthony (Thaies) and Sommer
Great grandchildren: Audrey and Raya
Siblings: Jack (Karen) Byrd of Johnstown and Pat (Joe) Wolfe of Caledonia

Due to the current health situation, there will be a Memorial Service at the Prospect Cemetery at a later date.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross 1849 Summerset Dr, Marion, OH 43302

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Davina
Galion
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 6:20 PM

A great man to work work, sorry to hear of his passing.
Davina -MCI , years ago



#2 from: Chris Byrd
 
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM

My dear loving family.  My heart breaks for us all.  We have lost a very prominent man whom had much class and was a very loving man.  I will forever love you Uncle Richard.  Fly high Uncle Richard.  I love you



#3 from: Carroll Dix Bosse
Worthington, OH
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 11:07 PM

Sympathy and prayers being sent to Dicks family.  He used to tease a good friend and myself at her house when we were in school.  May he RIP🙏🙏



#4 from: Alma (Shepherd) Parker
MORRAL
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Patty... I was so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  He was good person and will be sorely missed.  God bless you and your family in this difficult time.  Alma



#5 from: Alma (Shepherd) Parker
MORRAL
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Patty... I was so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  He was good person and will be sorely missed.  God bless you and your family in this difficult time.  Alma



#6 from: Alma (Shepherd) Parker
MORRAL
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Patty... I was so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  He was a good person and will be sorely missed.  God bless you and your family in this difficult time.  Alma



#7 from: Diane Broadus
Port Clinton
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Im am so sorry to hear uncle Richard passed my prayers are with you all



#8 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ 
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Dick was a friend for many years. I knew him as a child and watched him graduate, enter the Air Force , marry and have his family. Dick spent many days at my home and we corresponded all through his years in the Air Force. He and his family were visitors to our home when all the kids were young. I saw him over the years and always was able to catch up on his children whom he loved so much. I know you will miss him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you remember and cherish the love he had for you.

Pauline Oehler




#9 from: Carl Jacobs
Mt Gilead
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Worked with Dick many years at Metropolitan Life. My deepest sympathy and prayers to his family.



#10 from: Keith Sobers
Prospect, OH
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 5:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He was a great friend of my late brother Brad.

All the best to his family and friends,
Keith Sobers
Prosepct, OH



#11 from: Ellen Kennell
 
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 8:16 PM

To my loving and amazing children and grandchildren. I am truly sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time.




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