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Douglas Herman Byrd, Sr. 70 of Columbus, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Columbus Hospice, Columbus, Georgia.
Doug as he is best known was born February 11, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia the son of Thomas Columbus Byrd and Sara Anderson Byrd. He was a Paint Supervisor with Benton Paint Company until his retirement. Doug coached b-team and little league back in the mid-eighties while his sons where playing ball. He enjoyed cooking at the American Legion on bingo nights and loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded by his parents, son Herman D. “Skipper” Byrd, Jr. and sister Patty Sizemore.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Byrd of Columbus, Georgia, sons Jeffrey Byrd and his wife Marsha of Phenix City, Alabama and Jamie Byrd and his wife Terri of Columbus, Georgia, sister Linda Sanders and her husband (Butch) of Newnan, grandchildren Kristin Short and her husband Alex of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Dakota Byrd of Phenix City, Alabama; Bethany Byrd of Savannah, Georgia and Olivia Byrd of Columbus, Georgia and many other family and friends.
A memorial for Doug Byrd will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home 240 Walton Street Hamilton, GA 31811. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Byrd family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31919, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. Byrd below.
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