William Davis Byrd, 78, of 6415 Thomas Drive, Unit # 1503, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32408, died Sunday afternoon at his residence. The funeral is going to be held, Wednesday afternoon, October 7, 2015, at 4 PM at the graveside in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Arlington, Ga. with his sister, Dale B. Tyson giving the eulogy. The family will receive friends at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon from 1 until 3 PM.
Mr. Byrd was born in the Rowena Community of Early County, Ga. on Dec. 12, 1936 to the late Benjamin Howard Byrd and his mother, Mrs. Helen Davis Byrd of Fayetteville, Ga. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Thomaston, Ga. and received an AA degree from Gordon Military Academy in Barnesville, Ga. He was the Owner and Operator if Bill Byrd Kia in Panama City, Fl. He was a U. S. Air Force peacetime veteran serving for four years after the Korean Conflict. Other than his father, he was preceded in death by a son: Jeffrey Scott Byrd.
His survivors include his mother, Helen Annette Davis Byrd of Fayetteville, GA; his daughter, Tiffany Ann Byrd of Vancleave, MS; 2 sons: David Ashley Byrd and his wife Courtney and William D. Byrd, II and his wife Cassie, all of Mobile, AL.; a sister, Dale B. Tyson of Fayetteville and 2 grandchildren. Mr. Byrd was also survived by a true and loyal friend in Don Donohoe of Panama City Beach, FL.