Doyle Samuel Byrd – Chef of the day
Services for Mr. Doyle Samuel Byrd, of Brookhaven, are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Riverwood with tours from 11 a.m. until service time.
Interment will take place in the cemetery of the Macedonian Baptist Church.
Mr. Doyle Samuel Byrd, 84, visited his lord on June 9, 2021.
He was born in Newellton, LA on June 10, 1936, to the late Samuel Preston Byrd and Dixie Crawley Byrd.
Mr. Byrd was an insurance and finance broker and consultant and was a member of the Macedonian Baptist Church where he was currently Church Treasurer and served for 18 years. He was director of the Jr. High Boys’ Training Union from 1963 to 1972. He enjoyed quail hunting in Kansas with Howard & Gerald and loved LSU “Geaux Tigers” football. He was the National Man of the Year in 1972 for Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and an announcer for Brookhaven Academy Football from 1972 to 1983. He proclaimed himself mayor of Loyd Star.
Those who cherish his memory are his wife, Patsy Allen Byrd; son, Darryl Hatcher; daughters, Amanda Byrd Rawls and husband, Robert and Tawanda Smith and husband, Glyn; and her sister, Geneva Barfield.
He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Preston Rawls, Liza Rawls Trahan and her husband, Travis, Lauren Smith Case and her husband, Collins, Ty Smith and his wife, Sara and her great grandchildren, Lillie Case , Mae Case and Hatcher Smith, as well as friend. JD Thadison. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Macedonian Baptist Church Building Fund.
Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.