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“We will miss Mickey visiting with us at our tailgate location behind the scoreboard at home Wofford football games. Our son Jud also got to know him...Read More »
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“Coach Byrd was one of the best! Loved having him as a teacher! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Melvin Atkinson - Windsor, VA

“Uncle Mickey will be greatly missed. He was so loved. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: CAROL BYRD - Sartell, MN

“So sorry for your loss. So many students really loved him. He and everyone who knew him are blessed by the love and kindness he left in this world....Read More »
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Gary passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Gary was a resident of Monroe, Michigan at the time of passing.

He attended Lexington Senior High School and was a star athlete, excelling at football. After a three-year stint in the Marine Corp, Mickey received a football scholarship to Wofford College where he earned his BS in Education and Psychology.

The funeral service will be held in the chapel at Bennett's on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Coach Mickey Byrd Memorial Baseball Scholarship" fund.

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