Obit: Michael Byrd

Obit: Michael Byrd

February 6th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Georgia

CHICKAMAUGA Michael Byrd "Freebyrd", 53, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was of the Christian faith, and his passions in life were his family, fishing, camping, traveling, and working with his hands on many different projects.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Byrd Sr. and Kathleen Byrd; sister, Ruth Ellinger; and brother, Lester Byrd Jr.Survivors include his wife, Melodie Byrd; stepchildren, Jessie Doyle and Angel Doyle, of Ringgold, Jeromy Smith and Michael Gattie, both of Chickamauga; brothers, Clarence and Artie Byrd, both of Flintstone; sisters, Charlotte Guinn, of Chickamauga, Marilyn Davis, of Chickamauga, Angela Millican, of Flintstone, and Lorene Morris, of Flintstone; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Old Lookout Cemetery with Rev. Steve Ellinger and Brother Chris Millican officiating.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today and from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.