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Ernest Byrd Jr.
November 17, 1943 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Ernest Byrd Jr., 80, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 9, 2023. He was a dedicated Christian for 58 years.. Ernest served the church in whatever capacity he was needed – from being on the Board to being the handy man. Ernest Jr. served with the Pink Hill Fire and Rescue for 25 years. He spent a number of those years as Captain of the Rescue Squad. His favorite hobby was antique cars. Coastal Carolina A’s became his support group for his Model A. He was a family man and always took care of his family in any way he could.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Lee Byrd and Ernest Byrd Sr.; brothers, Lautie Byrd and Perry Byrd; sister, Elizabeth Stanley; and mother-in-law, Bettie Wiley.
Ernest Jr. is survived by his wife, Christine Byrd; son, Steve Allen Byrd; daughter, Lisa Carol Byrd and one grandchild; sisters, Ruby Lee Smith, Tessie Hill, Irene Davis and sister-in-law, Teresa Byrd.
Funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Turning Point Assembly. Visitation will follow the service. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.