Gary Byrd

Hamilton County

Gary L. Byrd, 63, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a native of Harriman, Tenn., had lived in the East Ridge and north Georgia area since 1985, and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with McKee Bakery with 12 years of service as a machine operator. His passions in life were spending time with his family, going to car shows in Pigeon Forge, and traveling.He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lois Byrd.Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lavonne Byrd; three children, Anthony and Lynn Byrd, of Fort Oglethorpe, Michelle and Rusty Partin, of Rossville, and Timothy Byrd, of Chattanooga; three brothers, James, Wayne, and William Byrd; two sisters, Judy Brummit and Peggy Henson; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, and Chad; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the Lakewood South Memory Gardens with Dr. David Sampson officiating.The family will receive friends today from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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