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K. Edward Byrd departed this earthly life for his heavenly home on January 10, 2022. He blessed us with his presence for 92 years.
Ed was born to Knollis Edward Byrd and Bessie Misterfeldt Byrd on November 11, 1929.
He was a graduate of Mississippi State University in 1951 with a degree in civil engineering.
He began his professional career as a structural engineer in Jackson, MS at City Steel Co. A few years later he formed a construction company, Fairlin, specializing in commercial buildings. He moved to Tupelo, MS in 1978 where he founded Byrd Consultant Company and Byrd Detailing Company.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Knollis Edward Byrd and Bessie Misterfeldt Byrd, a sister Bethany Overton, and wife Meda Caraway Byrd.
He is survived by his wife Stella Edward Byrd, five children, Karl Byrd (Nancey), Rachel Byrd, Sarah Bowers (Bill), Mary Hursch (Aubrey) and Meda Lindley (Mark). Son in law Mark Edwards (Sonya) and Gabriel Benetez.
He loved his eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned to be held at the First Baptist Church New Albany, MS on 1/29/2022 at 2pm with Reverend Andrew Chesteen officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the benevolent fund at the First Baptist Church of New Albany, MS.
For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com. United is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.
First Baptist Church of New Albany
200 Bankhead Street
New Albany, MS