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Ronald K. Byrd, 75

August 06, 2009

MARCH 16, 1934-AUG. 3, 2009

SMITHSBURG - Ronald Kenneth Byrd, 75, of White Hall Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born March 16, 1934, in Kites Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Emil M. and Mildred (Metcalf) Byrd.

He was a 1952 graduate of Takoma Academy and attended Columbia Union College.

He was employed by Review and Herald Adventist Publishing House of Hagerstown and was owner and operator of Byrd Auto of Hagerstown.

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He was a member of Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by wife, Lillie Byrd; daughters, Sandra Bledsoe and Joy Worrell; sons, Roger Byrd and Kenneth Byrd; granddaughters, Leah Bledsoe and Laura Brownlowe; grandsons, Robert Byrd, Jeffrey Byrd, Jonathan Byrd, Jordan Byrd, Josh Byrd and Jason Byrd; sisters, Annadell Robinson and Rosemary Hickman; brothers, Charles Byrd and Richard Byrd; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son, Roland Worrell; sister, Ester Clegg; and brother Edwin Byrd.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Willow-Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Richard Thomas and Pastor Tim Crosby officiating.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Adventist World Radio, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600.

Arrangements were made by the J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

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