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Roy Byrd

June 25, 1942 — August 28, 2021

Mr. Roy Rogers Byrd, 79, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at his home in Batesville, MS, surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 4th, at Conn Family Cemetery in Louisville, with Rev. Billy Conn and Mr. Taylor Conn officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Byrd was born June 25, 1942, in Holly Springs, MS. He was a graduate of Holly Springs High School, and worked as a sales representative for Nabisco Co. for 30 years. He was a member of Graham Height Baptist Church. Roy was a long-time volunteer with the Enid Campground. He enjoyed sports, outdoors and fishing, playing cards, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and Charles Callis Byrd, Sr; and a brother, Charles C. Byrd, Jr. H He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ruth Keen Byrd of Batesville, MS; two daughters, Tammy (Billy) Conn of Madison, MS, and Cathy (Troy) Davidson of Memphis, TN; four sisters, Nancy Bailey of Water Valley, MS, Mary Hill of Ecru, MS, Martha Herridge of Wichita, KS, and Elizabeth Cullen of Red Banks, MS; two brothers, Michael Byrd of Holly Springs, MS, and Charles Byrd of Byhalia, MS; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Billy Conn, Taylor Conn, Trevor Davidson, Troy Davidson, Trent Davidson, and Frankie Thompson.
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