Woodie "Pete" Ray Byrd Jr.
September 9, 1953 – July 27, 2020
Woodie "Pete" Ray Byrd Jr., age 66, of Semmes, Alabama passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. Pete was born September 9, 1953 in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Pete was known as being determined, a my way kind of man but was kind and had a peaceful demeanor. He loved to turkey and deer hunt and had a green thumb when it came to gardening growing his tomatoes and hot peppers. In his younger years in school he was chosen as Citizen of the year and won every Bible Drill.
Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Woodie Elrez and Jessie Marie Byrd, maternal grandparents; Clyde Albert and Luna Ruth Hannah, father Woodie Ray Byrd, Sr. Survivors include his sons; Brandon Ray Byrd, Bradley Spencer Byrd, mother Marion Ruth Byrd, sisters; Paula Ellenburg, Judith Lynn Bettis, brother Dennis James Byrd. Loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, along with extended friends and family.
Serving as pallbearers will be; Bradley Byrd, Brandon Byrd, Kevin Wickel, Kaleb Wichel, Cody Byrd, Kyle Rogers and Maddox Rogers.
A visitation for "Pete" will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL 36571. Graveside service will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 10:00 AM. at Valhalla Cemetery, Eight Mile, AL. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Byrd family.
- Woodie Elrez and Jessie Marie Byrd, Paternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Clyde Albert and Luna Ruth Hannah, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Woodie Ray Byrd, Sr, Father (deceased)
- Marion Ruth Byrd, Mother
- Brandon Ray Byrd, Son
- Bradley Spencer Byrd, Son
- Paula Ellenbury, Sister
- Judith Lynn Bettis, Sister
- Dennis James Byrd, Brother
- Loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, along with extended friends and family.
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Woodie "Pete" Ray Byrd Jr.
July 31, 2020
For Pete, this memory goes all the way back to when I was just a child, aprox 6-8 yrs old but continued until I was aprox 11-12. See I was born in 1958 so Pete was a few years older than me. But he would always teach me something new in the not so nice language as we walked up Lott Rd to another friends house. Afterwards, it was his laughter and smile that will stay with me forever. Thank you God for this man. See you soon brother.
July 29, 2020
Pete Byrd , I’m sorry to hear of your passing. We had some great times on this earth and some good laughs. I’ll see you again one day my friend Be waiting for me at the gate. We’ll go sit awhile and have a few laughs then the Lord will join us and our families and We’ll have a grand ole time. Have a banquet set before us and take a walk on those streets of gold. God bless you our dear ole friend 🙏🏻💙