Richard E. Byrd


Richard E. Byrd, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
Born, June 24, 1932 in Connersville, Indiana, he was the son of John and Stella (Grimme) Byrd.
He was a 42-year employee of Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg. He was a member of the Wyaloosing Creek Golf Course and a former member of the North Branch Golf Course. Richard was an avid golfer and bowler.
He was married to Bonita J. Ray on December 14, 1956 and she preceded him in death on April 23, 2005.
He is survived by two sons, Tim (Carlene) Byrd, Walton, KY, John Byrd, Milford; one daughter, Terry Lynn (Dan) Dinsmore, Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Shannan (David) Fields, Columbus, Brandi (Brian) AmRhein, Greensburg, Jennifer Phelps, Westport, Trent Green, Blake (Alayna) Byrd, Franklin, Josh Byrd, Milford, Chris (Joy Stagge) Byrd, Greensburg; 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Voley Richard Byrd; two brothers, Gordon Byrd and Charles Grimme; one grandchild, Isabella Byrd.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with Rev. Doug Preston officiating.
Internment with full military graveside rites will be held in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Decatur County Animal Shelter.
Online condolences can be made to the family at
Published on April 10, 2019
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