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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN

OBITUARY

Jeffrey D. Byrd

July 10, 1953October 18, 2019
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Jeffrey D. Byrd, 66, died Friday afternoon, October 18, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

A Connersville native, Jeff was born July 10, 1953 to John L. and Virginia Marie Dunn Byrd. He was a 1971 graduate of Connersville High School. Following his graduation, he was employed at Ford Electronics and its successors for thirty years. Jeff loved to fish and had worked at Hi Way Spring Lakes near Cambridge City after retirement. He liked to watch football games and had been an active bowler.

Jeff is survived by his siblings: John A. Byrd and his wife, Darlene of Connersville; Vicki L. Johnson and her significant other, Denver Witt of the Everton community; his sister-in-law: Sharon Nichols of Indianapolis; two grandchildren that he considered his own: Raychel Zook of Knighstown, Danielle Rader of Connersville; two nieces: Shawna Daras and Nicole Smith; a step-son: Larry Davis and his wife, Tina of Laurel; his step-sisters: Beverly Jones, Becky Ripberger and her husband, Rodney, all of Liberty; several cousins and his beloved Yorkie dog: Mickey.

In addition to his parents, Jeff is preceded by his wife, the former Kathy Puckett; his brother: Jerry Nichols; his step-mother: Joan Byrd; and his niece: Debra Thompson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myer Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Freddie Helton of the Everton Baptist Church officiating, accompanied by his wife, Patricia. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Animal Shelter, 1703 Michigan Avenue, Connersville, Indiana 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 25, 2019

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Denver Witt

October 23, 2019

I loved Jeff like a brother, I will miss him. He was my fishing buddy we would go and set for hours never get a bite but on the way home he would always say that it was a good time even if we didn't catch a fish. But he loved to go.

Miss you bub
Love you brother!!

John Byrd

October 22, 2019

Jeff you were all always kind and generous I love you very much and you will always be in my heart love your big brother John.

Shawna Daras

October 21, 2019

Uncle Jeff.... Do you remember the milking cow toy... lol. I do! I loved your laugh and your sense of humor 😁

Rest in Peace Uncle Jeff! Love you!!

~ Shawna

Vicki Johnson

October 20, 2019

Jeff and I lived together for the last 4 years. We had our ups and downs buy mostly ups. He was a cut up and joked around a lot, but he was a very soft spoken kind man that would give you his last dime if you needed it,
When I met Denver they became great fishing buddies they even let me go with them . I have even skunked them sometimes.
I really miss you big brother this house will never be the same. I had to watch the game by myself today and it was a good one which I am sure you know, Say hi to Mom, dad, Jerry ,Deb, Zeke and the rest of the family for me , I love you Jeff, your sister Vicki

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