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Charles Olandus Byrd

Died: Tue., Aug. 9, 2011


Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sat., Aug. 27, 2011


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Charles Olandus Byrd, 89, was born on Januray 7, 1922 in Walker, West Virginia and passed away on August 9, 2011 in Walkersville, MD.  He was the son of the late Emil Minor Byrd and Mildred Metcalf Byrd.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Lindstrom Byrd.

Charles was a 1941 graduate of Parkersburg, High School in WV.  He worked at the Review and Herald Publishing Association for 36 years, retiring in 1984.  His biggest hobby was work on his Myersville farm.  He was a member of the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Donald Byrd; daughter-in-law Michele; grandson Charlie, all of Myersville; brother, Richard (Isabelle) of Collegedale TN; sisters, Annadell Robinson (Everett) of Silver Spring and Rosemary Hickman (Ray) of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ed and Ronnie and sister Esther Lindstrom Clegg.

A memorial service will be held in the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist on Saturday, August 27 at 4PM. Pastor Quintana and Pastor Ray Woolsey will officiate.

 

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Bob Pohle
   Posted Sat August 13, 2011
It was sad news to hear of the passing of Charlie Byrd. He was such a kind friend, and offered assistance in our move to the Myersville area. He was such a faithful worker at the Review & Herald, and we carpooled to work at the Takoma Park location. Our prayers are with Evelyn and son Donald and other family members in this time of sorrow.

Tom Borum
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Donnie,

I am very sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Debbie Farsht Miller
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Dear Evelyn and Donny,

My heart was saddened to learn of Charlie's passing. He was such a sweet gentle soul, and always had a joke to make you smile. I will always have fond memories of him on the farm--it seems like yesterday. I'm so sorry for your loss, and will keep you in my prayers. Though I may be hundreds of miles away, I'm sending you big hugs and will be there in spirit when you have his celebration of life next week.

Much love,
Debbie

Vida (Okuno) Welch
   Posted Wed August 24, 2011
Dear Evelyn,

I'm so sorry to hear that Charlie passed away. He was a wonderful Christian man, with a heart of gold. I know he will be missed by many, many people, but the hole in your heart will be the biggest. May God strengthen you during your time of sorrow. Know that I am lifting you up in prayer, that God will comfort you.

With love and hugs,
Vida

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