Obituary for Ronald Wade Byrd
Ronald Wade Byrd, 73 of Galax, VA died Sunday, September 30, 2018 at his home. He was born in Pulaski, VA on March 22, 1945 and was the son of the late Amos Franklin Byrd and Flora Alice Manuel Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila Byrd and by five brothers. He was a retired truck drive for a local oil company and a member of the Pulaski American Legion Post #7.
Ronald, known to most as “Ronnie”, was a man of God who loved his family, his church, and especially his music. In his early days he performed in various country music shows but gave those up to become a minister in the Church of God of Prophecy and gospel singer. Ronald was blessed with the gift of writing songs which he used to witness to countless souls, leading them to Jesus. In his later days, Ronald enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren, singing to them, telling jokes and stories about his life. His main focus though was to win as many people to Jesus as possible. His last bit of advice on this earth was to “make it, make it, make it”. Ronald was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Wife – Linda Gail Lineberry Byrd
Children – Keven & Tina Byrd
Step-Daughters – Dana & Darren Huffman
Leslie & Paul Bowers
Brothers – Garnett Byrd
Twin Brother – Donald Byrd
Sister – Marie Byrd
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 2:00 PM from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Titus Anderson and Garnett Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski with Pulaski VFW Post #1184 conducting the military graveside rites. Visiting will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.
October 1, 2018 @ 3:28 pm
Ronnie was and is a special person.I am glad that I got to know him.
October 1, 2018 @ 5:24 pm
Kirk and family We are sorry for your loss may the Lord Bless you all and may HE be with you in the coming days, may the Lord give you all strength. God Bless allof you
Jd and Nita Sexton
Pete and Barbara Ayers
October 1, 2018 @ 8:50 pm
With heartfelt. sympathy and Prayers
October 1, 2018 @ 9:17 pm
So sorry for you lose. My prayers are with you all. Love you Kirk!
October 1, 2018 @ 11:12 pm
Always loved my twine and will.miss him. We were opposite in many ways but always connected. RIP RONNIE ….
October 3, 2018 @ 12:44 pm
With heart felt sympathy.He was a amazing man he was loved by all that knew him those that didn’t know him missed out on a great person he was one of a kind and he very religious man there is no doubt in my mind that he is walking the streets of gold RIP MY FRIEND
October 3, 2018 @ 1:38 pm
Sanfordinsales@hotmail.com Ronnie. You are going to be missed ,loved haven’t the opportunity to play and sing with him may Gods hand be on the family Praying that all will make it.
Lois & Jim slate
October 3, 2018 @ 4:54 pm
Linda & family so sorry about Ronald, but we know he’s singing with the angels now. Loved him & all of you all. Prayers for all 💞💞💞
James and Margaret Hazelwood
October 20, 2018 @ 6:38 pm
Linda Jimmy and I only heard about Ronnie yesterday We are so sorry he was a dear friend May God bless you and the family We will keep you in our prayers