|Kenneth Ray Byrd, age 60, of Mooresboro, NC, died Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Kings Mountain.
Kenneth was born October 13, 1952 in Clarksville, Arkansas to the late Kimsey Byrd and Clara Midkiff Byrd. He was a graduate of East High School, class of 1971 and earned an Associate’s Degree in Auto Mechanics from Isothermal Community College. He worked for Cone Mills for twenty-seven years and had the distinction of being the first ASE Certified Mechanic in all fields in Rutherford County. He loved country music and was drummer in several local bands. He was fun loving and was always giving to others. He often joked about being the prototype for “Duck Dynasty.”
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Geneva Kim Byrd.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Joanne Byrd; daughter, Anita Beaird and husband, Chris of Kings Mountain; son, Richard Byrd of Forest City; brother, Karl Byrd of Ellenboro; sister, Lois Farris of Clover, SC. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Austin Byrd and Mason Beaird.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14th at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Scott Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the Cliffside Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Byrd.