Doyle Samuel Byrd

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, June 10, 2021

Services for Mr. Doyle Samuel Byrd, of Brookhaven, are 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Riverwood with visitation from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

Burial will be at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Doyle Samuel Byrd, 84, went to be with his Lord on June 9, 2021.

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He was born in Newellton, LA, on June 10, 1936, to the late Samuel Preston Byrd and Dixie Crawley Byrd.

Mr. Byrd was a broker and consultant in Insurance and Finance for 55 years and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he was currently Church Treasurer and served for 18 years. He was Training Union Director of the Jr. High boys from 1963 – 1972. He loved to quail hunt in Kansas with Howard & Gerald and loved LSU Football “Geaux Tigers.” He was National Man of the Year in 1972 for Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and the entire United States and an announcer for Brookhaven Academy Football from 1972-1983. He was self-appointed Mayor of Loyd Star.

He is preceded death by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Entrican Byrd; his
parents; and an infant son.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patsy Allen Byrd; daughter, Amanda Byrd Rawls and husband, Robert; stepson, Darryl Hatcher; and stepdaughter Tawanda Smith and husband, Glyn; and sister, Geneva Barfield and husband, Billy.

He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Preston Rawls, Liza Rawls Trahan and husband, Travis, Lauren Smith Case and husband, Collins, Ty Smith and wife, Sara and great grandchildren, Lillie Case, Mae Case and Hatcher Smith, along with lifelong friend. J.D. Thadison. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund.

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