Rick Byrd

SCOBEY —  James Fredrick “Rick” Byrd, 68, of Tallahatchie County, passed away Sunday, May 12, at his home.

Funeral services are planned for noon Thursday, May 16, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, with visitation beging held from 10 a.m. until service time.  Interment will follow 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Bay Minette Cemetery in Bay Minette, Ala.

Rick had spent most of his working life as a contractor and businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Warner-Byrd; one daughter, Montana Byrd of Oxford; three sons, Claude Richard “Richy” Byrd of Bay Minette, Ala., James Kevin Byrd of Bailey, NC, and Dakota Byrd of Oxford; his father, Claude Byrd of Bay Minette, Ala.; four brothers, Rev. Ronny Byrd of Myrtle Beach, SC, Rev. Randy Byrd of Monroeville, Ala., Rusty Byrd of Grenada and Robby Byrd of Wilson, NC; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.