The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 23, 2013

Fred Byrd

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — Roy Fred Byrd, 65, of Peachland, formerly of Norwood, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Sunday night, January 20, 2013, at CMC-Main.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Memorial Baptist Church in Norwood. Rev. Nathan Fox and Rev. Daniel Flynn will officiate and burial will follow in Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.  

Mr. Byrd was born October 8, 1947, in Stanly County to the late Roy Francis Byrd and Dorothy Thompson Byrd, who survives.

He attended Wingate College and Pfeiffer College. He was a member of Pee Dee Lodge 150 and was very instrumental in the building of the present lodge. He was a retiree of Advance Auto Parts and a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoyed being outside and most of all he enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, whom he dearly loved. He will be missed by his cat, Sadie, and his dog, Rosie.  

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna Smith Byrd of the home; daughters, Beverly Byrd Bowles and husband Bryan of Norwood and Crystal Byrd Szvetitz and husband Thomas of Fuquay Varina; grandchildren, Daniel Bowles and Conner Bowles of Norwood and Ashlyn Szvetitz of Fuquay Varina.  

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or American Heart Assoc-iation, 222 S. Church St., Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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