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Gary Ronald Byrd

  To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1. Gary Ronald Byrd was born Dec. 4, 1952 to Delmar Clyde and Nancy Booker Byrd in Cuero, Texas. He was the only son and the third child of this union. His older sisters loved their little brother so much they gave him the nickname Bubba. Gary had a love for animals. Growing up, the family pet dog was also his bodyguard.  That dog would not let anyone get near Gary.

  Gary enjoyed listening to music. If he was riding in the car and a song he liked came on, he would use the dashboard as his drum to play the beat of the song. He had a love for sports. If he was watching a football game, he was known to holler out “Touchdown!” even if no one scored.  If a baseball game was on, Gary would sing “Take me out to the Ball Game.” He would act like an umpire and call out each pitch as a strike.  He did not give anyone balls. During a basketball game Gary would shout, “Shoot it!” He also enjoyed playing outside. He would play baseball, football, or basketball. If no one played with him, he would play by himself. He was always carrying his glove and baseball, a basketball, or a football.

  On Dec. 23, 2021, Gary transitioned, preceded  by his beloved parents and his sister Barbara Byrd. Gary leaves in loving memory his sisters, Shirley Mitchell, Ruth Henderson, and Janice Byrd of Houston; his niece, RaShanda (Jermaine) Brooks; his nephews, Stephen (LaTonier) Mitchell of Cuero, Russell (Monique) Henderson of Katy, and Quenton Byrd of Houston;  four great nieces, RaShanda (Markeec) Henson of San Antonio, Jazmyn Henderson, Isley Henderson, and Amayah Brooks, all of Houston;  2 great nephews, De’Ondre Mitchell of San Antonio and Amir Byrd of Houston; 2 great-great nieces, Jaylah Mitchell and Kaylah Zephyr, both of San Antonio; 2 great-great nephews, Jeremiah Mitchell and Kaden Todd, both of San Antonio; and a host of family and friends.

  A graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2021, 2 p.m., at Lockhart Cemetery in Cuero.

  You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.  Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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