Robert LeRoy Byrd Jr., 87

January 30, 2009

DEC. 18, 1921-JAN. 27, 2009

Robert LeRoy Byrd Jr., 87, of 9940 Premiere View Circle in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Sunday, Dec. 18, 1921, in Manassas, Va., he was the son of the late Robert L. Byrd Sr. and Ethel Maddox Byrd.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd, in 2000.

He was employed as manager of Southern States in Manassas, retiring after 38 years of service.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas and also Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md.

Robert served on the City of Manassas Town Council for 22 years and was past president of the Lions Club of Manassas.


While residing in Frederick, he volunteered at Daybreak and was heavily involved in the Frederick Senior Center.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia R. Young of Hagerstown; his son, Robert L. Byrd III of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren, Robert Christopher Byrd of Chicago, Ill., Jeffrey Alan Byrd of Altadena, Calif., and Stephen Douglas Byrd of Vero Beach, Fla.; five stepgrandchildren; and many friends who loved him.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Byrd and Proctor Byrd.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with David Reed officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 3 p.m. in Manassas Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Funkstown Fire Co., P.O. Box 67, Funkstown, MD 21734.

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