OBITUARY

William "Billy" Byrd

January 8, 1955December 28, 2018
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William “Billy” Byrd, 63 of Winter Garden, FL passed away on December 28, 2018. He was born in Jay, Florida on January 8, 1955. Billy was employed as a truck driver for Reedy Creek Solid Waste for Walt Disney World where he had worked for almost 47 years. He loved boating, fishing and hunting but the joy of his life was his family. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Byrd. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan; his daughter Amy Ruiz and her husband Jimmy; his brother Charles “Shorty” Byrd and by his grandchildren Jimmy Ruiz and David Ruiz.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4 from 6 – 8 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. A Celebration of Billy’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Billy is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan; his daughter Amy Ruiz and her husband Jimmy; his brother Charles “Shorty” Byrd and by his grandchildren Jimmy Ruiz and David Ruiz.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Byrd.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

William "Billy" Byrd

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Mary Lafontaine

January 13, 2019

I just heard the news of Bill's passing. I have known you since 2001 when I moved in next door at just 21 years old. I was scared, owning my own home and being a mom. I soon found comfort knowing that I had wonderful neighbors who kept an eye on things. Later, when my world fell apart upon giving birth to my 1lb baby in my home, you were both there. Giving your words of faith and encouragement in my darkest of days. I will never be able to thank you both for being so incredibly kind to me and being there when no one else knew exactly how I felt or what to say. The world will surely be missing Bill. My heart goes out to the entire family. He was such an amazing man. If you need anything please reach out to me. -Mary and (Eric, Makayla and Marysa)

Jimmy Sr., Ruiz

January 12, 2019

Bill,

From the first time we meant you have always been a great guy. As I become part of the family you were alway welcoming and for that I greatly appreciate it. I remember get up early on the weekends and going fishing. You were there to teach me the correct way to fish, what bait to use and how to tie the correct knot for my fishing poles. You were there for my first boat ride (new thought that would happen) and we had a great time even with no fish. I will alway miss are talks about hunting and fishing. We will always miss you and love you.

Jimmy

Mark Hart

January 12, 2019

Such a good guy and we send our condolences to your family.

Eric Ruiz

January 12, 2019

Prays go out to your family, my he be in heaven and Rest In Peace.

Adolfo Ruiz

January 12, 2019

I really sorry for your loss and I send my condolences to you and your family.

Alfonso (Lopez trailers)

January 12, 2019

Have the lord bless your family and stay strong. The lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The lord with lift his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Marie Rivera

January 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss. My prays are with your family. Stay strong

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Jimmy Ruiz (Son in Law)

January 12, 2019

Bill,

From the first day we meant, you have alway been a good person. As I became part of the family you have always been welcoming and for that I greatly appreciate it. I remember over the years of waking up on the weekends and going fishing. You showed me the correct way to fish, what bait to use and the knot to tie for my fishing pole. You were there for my very first boat ride (never thought that would happen) and we had a great time. I will miss all the fishing and hunting talks. We will be missed and we love you

Jimmy Ruiz
(Son-in-Law)

Dennis Severance

January 11, 2019

Sorry you all to have to go through this painful time... know that the memories you each have shared will ease the pain and bring smiles and warm your heart as time goes on. This is a time when Family is most important, and where time is best spent... hang close to your family.

Antonio Ruiz

January 10, 2019

My condolences to your family for your loss.