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Saturday July 24th, 2021

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Keesler "Kee" Byrd, Jr.

Keesler “Kee” Charlie Byrd, Jr., 65, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.

He was born in Iredell County on July 06, 1956 to the late Keesler Charlie Byrd, Sr. and Zelda Mae Webb Byrd.

Kee was the CEO of KC Byrd Electric, a family business which he had been a part of since the age of 12. He was very involved in community activities and organizations such as the McDowell Amateur Radio Club, McDowell Emergency Management Team, and The Red Cross. Kee was a faithful Christian who attended New Manna Baptist Church. He enjoyed rock climbing, camping, and spending time with family, all of whom he loved dearly.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 27 years, Regina Bailey Byrd; three children, Joseph Byrd, Julie Williams (Tion), and Daitra Haug (Jacob); eight grandchildren, Isaac Williams, Jenna Williams, Milena Williams, Delaney Wright, Evan Ingram, Andrew Byrd, Valerie Byrd, and Jayce Byrd; and four siblings, Cindy Hollifield (Harry), Mark Byrd (Lynne), Christine Revis, and Johnathan Byrd.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at New Manna Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.


Tiffany Watkins lit a candle for Keesler "Kee" Byrd, Jr.

Tiffany Watkins Jul 27 2021 9:19 AM

My sympathy to Gina and all of Kee's family. Kee was one of my best friends and I will miss him. We spent a lot of time rock climbing, hiking, hunting, camping and solving the world's problems. We didn't always agree but we could always have a good conversation. We had many adventures together including climbing Long's Peak Colorado, camping in a 60 mph gale on Table Rock and making a bunch of rock climbs that we really weren't ready for. When you climb with someone you get to know them pretty fast because they hold your life in their hands on the other end of a climbing rope. Kee was a man of faith in God, love for his family, honesty, integrity and humor. Rest In Peace Kee. It was an honor to have you as a friend.

Dan Smith Jul 24 2021 12:42 PM

Twyla, Joel and Doris lit a candle for Keesler "Kee" Byrd, Jr.

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