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Obituary: Keith Randall Byrd


Graveside service for Mr. Keith Byrd of Summit is 11:00 am Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with visitation at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the service.

Mr. Keith Randall Byrd, 72, passed away on September 3, 2021, at his residence at Lake Dixie Springs.

Keith Randall Byrd
(04/15/1949 – 09/03/2021)

On April 15, 1949, he was born to the late William Lee Byrd and Aline Lofton Byrd. He graduated from West Lincoln High School, where he played basketball and enjoyed all activities there. He graduated from Copiah Lincoln Jr. College and Whitworth College. Keith enjoyed life to the fullest and fostered beautiful memories that are centered around lake life. Whether it was swimming, skiing or boating, he thrived in the laughter of loved ones, and on many occasions, enjoyed traveling abroad with friends. Keith was co-owner of his family business W.L. Byrd Lumber Co. and Magnolia Lumber Co. He has been blessed with an abundance of friends and treats all like family, including Meg Goodson Smith, Mary McDaniel, his friend, and secretary, Randy White, and his special love, Dude, his dog.

Keith was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he grew up from birth. Keith will be missed by all who knew him. His quiet spirit and generous nature will live on forever. Everyone who knew Keith experienced his relationship strength through opening his heart and home in the most hospitable way.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, James Byrd; sister-in-law, Jean Byrd; nephew, Larue Byrd; and brother-in-law, Jerry Robinson Jr.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jerry Byrd, and wife Betty; and sister, Barbara B Robinson; also, family members, Sherry Byrd Powell and husband, Ken; Stacy Byrd Clanton, Kevin Byrd and wife, Carla, Karl Byrd, and wife Dana, Mary Karen Byrd Case and husband, Jason, Wyatt Robinson, and wife Angie, Tom Robinson, Gina Robinson, Aimee Robinson, Lee Robinson and wife, Windy; and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

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Source: Riverwood Family