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Nathan Lee Byrd
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1959
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2011
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Indiana State Fair Stage collapses at Fairgrounds kills 5, injures 45 people

During a concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, a Severe Thunderstorm blew in and a horrible wind front before the rain came caused the collapse of the rigging which killed 5 people and injured 45 others.

The representative with the local stage hands union confirmed that Byrd was among the spotlight operators that were up in the rigging when the stage collapsed.

Indianapolis Star---August 16, 2011

Nathan Lee Byrd, 51, of Indianapolis, passed away August 14, 2011. He was born September 24, 1959 to Alvin Lee and Loretta J. (Wilkerson) Byrd.

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Nathan was a graduate of Manual High School. He was a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local #30, where he was instrumental in the erection and lighting of stages for various venues in the Indianapolis area. He was a member of Calvary Tabernacle.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel , 3333 E. Thompson Rd., with funeral services Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle, 902 Fletcher Ave.

Nathan is survived by his parents, Alvin and Loretta Byrd; children, Trevor and Natalie Byrd; siblings, Randy Byrd, Kim Byrd, Marilyn Barfield (Joe), Scott Byrd and Bryan Byrd.

Shirley Brothers Funeral Home Obituary

Nathan Lee Byrd

Born on: September 24, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Departed on: August 14, 2011 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

Visitation: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson Road Chapel
Service: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle, 902 Fletcher Avenue
Burial: Floral Park Cemetery

Nathan Byrd, 51, of Indianapolis, passed away August 14, 2011. He was born September 24, 1959 to Alvin Lee and Loretta J. (Wilkerson) Byrd. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Nathan was a graduate of Manual High School. He was a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local #30, where he was instrumental in the erection and lighting of stages for various venues in the Indianapolis area. He was a member of Calvary Tabernacle. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Rd., with funeral services Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle, 902 Fletcher Ave. Nathan is survived by his parents, Alvin and Loretta Byrd; children, Trevor and Natalie Byrd; siblings, Randy Byrd, Kim Byrd, Marilyn Barfield (Joe), Scott Byrd and Bryan Byrd. www.shirleybrothers.com.

Please remember the other victims who died during the collapse:

Christina Santiago
Glenn Gardner Goodrich
Alina R. BigJohny
Tammy Vandam
Jennifer M. "Jenny" Haskell




 
 
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 Parents:
  Loretta June Wilkerson Byrd (1936 - 2013)
 
Burial:
Floral Park Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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