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 Will McKinley Byrd

Will McKinley Byrd

Birth
Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 May 2007 (aged 95)
Burial Valle Crucis, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20123412 · View Source
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Mr. Will Byrd, 95, of Zionville, former resident of the Dutch Creek community, died Sunday morning, May 20, 2007.

Mr. Byrd was born Aug. 1, 1911 in Watauga County, a son of the late Benjamin and Rhoda Townsend Byrd.

Mr. Byrd owned and operated a sawmill.

He was a member of the Valle Crucis Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Mr. Byrd and his wife, Emma, were former house parents at Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Emma Eggers Byrd, one son, Bobby "Andy" Byrd, his father and mother, Benjamin and Rhoda Townsend Byrd, one sister, Rosa Grant, and two brothers, Doc and Claude Byrd.

Burial will follow in the Byrd Family Cemetery.

Byrd Family Cemetery
1159 North Fork Road, Zionville, N.C. 28698
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William Mc Kinley Byrd
North Carolina, Birth Index
Name: William Mc Kinley Byrd
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 01 Aug 1911
Event Place: Watauga, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father's Name: Benjamin M Byrd
Mother's Name: Rhoda E Townsend


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 27 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20123412
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Will McKinley Byrd (1 Aug 1911–20 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20123412, citing Byrd Cemetery, Valle Crucis, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .