Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2Nd St., Franklin, OH


Sherley Dean Byrd

June 29, 1940November 25, 2019
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Sherley Dean Byrd, age 79, of Carlisle, OH; died Monday November 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Middletown, OH on June 29, 1940 to the late Grover Cleveland and Ruth Elaine (Fowles) Byrd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1957 to 1960. Sherley was formerly employed with Armco Steel for 30 years and retired in 1992. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon L. Byrd (2016). He is survived by his two children, Sherri Lisa Profitt (Rick) and William “Billy” Byrd (Flor); three grandchildren, Tyler Profitt, Ian Byrd and Taylor Profitt. Visitation will be Wednesday December 4, 2019 from 11am to 1pm at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH followed by the Funeral Service at 1pm with Pastor Mick Salyer officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park with full military honors. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence.


  • Grover Cleveland Byrd, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth Elaine (Fowles) Byrd, Mother (deceased)
  • Sharon L. Byrd, Wife (deceased)
  • Sherri Lisa Profitt (Rick), Daughter
  • William "Billy" Byrd (Flor), Son
  • Tyler Profitt, Grandson
  • Ian Byrd, Grandson
  • Taylor Profitt, Granddaughter


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Sherley Dean Byrd

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Chris Chapman

December 3, 2019

Where do I start describing ol Papa Byrd? I guess from the beginning. Back in Jr. High I became acquainted with a gangly kid named Billy Byrd. We had a mutual interest in drums and percussion and from there it became so much more. I was enamored with his personality and sense of humor. As time progressed I came to know his parents The Mayor Sharon and his scary dad Sherley Dean. I spent a lot of my high school days at Byrd Manor swimming, shooting pool and playing video games...and of course music! That place was always so inviting even when I had a tendency to be loud which was a lot they still didn't banish me even whe I woke Dean up after working a double. Over the years he seemed to take me in stride and we developed a good and humorous relationship. Dean was always outspoken with his opinion on things and whether you agreed or not you respected them. He like Billy had a quirky sense of humor and was always good for a gut buster laugh. He lived life on his own terms and I don't think anyone could ask for more than that. Rest peacefully Sir and it warms my soul that your are reunited with the sweet Mayor we all loved also. You will be remembered.

Joe Brown

November 28, 2019

Dean and I worked together for many years and he always seemed to have a smile on his face or a laugh to share. Great fellow and will truly be missed.

Joyce Svarda

November 27, 2019

MY Husband Me Sharon and Dean go way back before any children I am the only one left many memories to cherish

Tracy Pence

November 27, 2019

What a wonderful family
So many great memories
Sharon and Dean Byrd always treated me like family.
Papa Byrd I will miss you, even though I was in Florida, you were close to my heart.
Love you

Yvonne Sams

November 27, 2019

To the Byrd Families;
Dean was just about the best of the best. He & Sharon were a couple of greats. My sincerest condolences. May GOD Bless you all.
Yvonne Sams

Nayi Leduc

November 26, 2019

Dear Bird Family
Sending our love and prayers , we wish we could be there physically, but our hearts are with you, we will always remember Mr.Dean, May he Rest In Peace 🙌🏼

Amy Spicer

November 26, 2019

Sharon & Dean were great wonderful people and they raised 2 wonderful children in Billy & Sherri. One always felt welcome there. They are together again. I know Dean missed Sharon so much. Please accept my love, hugs & prayers during this time...xxoo from Tampa Bay....Mark & Amy Spicer

Cynthia Rea

November 26, 2019

Dean dearly loved and cherished his family. He always had a joke or funny story to tell and his laugh was contagious. He was a good man. I will miss him. My prayers and thoughts are with his wonderful family.

Sherrie Fischer

November 26, 2019

My deepest sympathy with the loss of Dean. I enjoyed interacting on fb and have many great fun memories with Dean and Sharon from years ago. God Bless you All during this difficult time. Your parents were both wonderful people and friends.
Love and Prayers
Sherrie Shutts Fischer

Sharon Johnson

November 26, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for family and friends. You will be missed. Your feistiness and quick wit was a real treat. I enjoyed pics of your evening meals and how yummy they looked. Now who do I argue politics with??? May you RIP. Love you.