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Ronnie Byrd

August 15, 1939 — March 16, 2019

Funeral services for Ronnie Roe Byrd, 79, of Killeen will be at 2:00 p.m. March 21, at Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen with Reverend Weldon Hicks officiating.

Ronnie Byrd died March 16, 2019, at Temple Hospital. He was born in Temple, Texas on Aug. 15, 1939, to Woodrow and Floy Blankenship Byrd.

He married his high school sweetheart, Julia Janelle Neal on Aug. 28, 1958. They were the parents to three wonderful boys, Billy, Blake and Greg. They were able to celebrate 58 years of marriage until she passed away in 2016.

Ronnie was a hardworking man. He retired from Ft Hood Civil Service after 33 years and then went on to work for the TDCJ. He loved hunting, fishing and arrowhead digging. He was a member of the First Trimmier Baptist Church and the Killeen Jaycees.

Ronnie was proceeded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sons, Billy and daughter-in-law Debbie of Gatesville; Blake and daughter-in-law Rae Ann of Waco; and Greg of Killeen; sister La Nae Gordon of Killeen. Seven grandchildren, Morgan Byrd, Michael Byrd, Bailee Byrd, Amanda Lindsey, Dustin Byrd, Ronell Byrd, and Jordyn Byrd. Ten great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial in Ronnie's name be made to the Trimmier Baptist Church at 6405 Chaparrel Road, Killeen, Texas 76542.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


HarperTalasek Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX  76543
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6-8 pm


Traditional Services

Harper-Talasek Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX  76543
Thursday, March 21, 2019
2:00 pm


Killeen City Cemetery
2800 E. Rancier Ave
Killeen, TX  76543

Memorial Contributions

Trimmier Baptist Church
6405 Chaparrel Road
Killeen,,   76542
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