RISCO -- Charles Roland Byrd, 89, died June 13, 2012, at his home.
Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Grubbs, Ark., to the late Charlie and Jewel Ruby Byrd, he was a farmer and a member of the Pleasantview General Baptist Church in Risco.
On Feb. 8, 1950, he married Murle Green, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2012.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donnie Woodruff and Marie Miller; and two brothers, Sidney Byrd and Perry Byrd.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Donna Byrd of Sikeston and Keith and Tammie Byrd of Dexter; three sisters, Pauline McGee of New Madrid, Joy Watson of Dexter and Lois Smelser of Risco; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted today at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating.
Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.