Born in Laurens, he was a son and Lena Mae Williams Byrd and a member of the Duncan Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by four sisters, Lucille Hunter of Enoree, Annie Mae (Thomas) Rice and George Eva (Luke) Franklin of Clinton.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Duncan Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Derrick Barksdale officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of a sister, Annie Mae Rice, 1944 Langston Church Road, Clinton.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements.