Richard W. Byrd
Date of Death: January 10, 2011
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Richard W. “Dick” Byrd, 61, of Lafayette, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Clarian Arnett Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years. He was born Sept. 4, 1949, in Lafayette, to Robert Wayne Byrd, of West Lafayette and the late Hilda Downing Byrd. He graduated from North Central High…

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John Sullivan left a message on February 14, 2011:
Dear Byrd Family:

So sorry to hear about Dick&s passing. He was a real mentor to all of us in the insurance business and always had time to talk about anything including insurance and life in general. A wonderful and giving person, Dick was a true friend and always gave people his time and was a great example with his compassion for the insurance industry and educating others through CIC Programs, sales ideas and general insurance classes. I will miss him a lot.

John E. Sullivan, CIC
McGowan Insurance Group
Rich & Miriam Johansen left a message on January 14, 2011:
We were saddened to hear of Richard?s passing this week. We volunteer at Rosewalk Village and help with the weekly bowling activity that he enjoyed. Richard communicated very well with his eyes and expressions.

In addition to being a competitive bowler, he was eager to participate as our cheerleader ... shaking the hand-held noisemaker. He especially looked forward to the ?chocolate rewards? we shared with him for his efforts and spirit. ... and
we looked forward to seeing him wheel into the Club Room.

Richard will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Richard & Miriam Johansen
Tarri A. Brickler left a message on January 14, 2011:
Laura - words can not express what you are going through right now. Know that God is with you and has taken your father into his arms and will guide him for everafter. God Bless.
Michael Carr left a message on January 14, 2011:
To all of the Byrd Family, I&m so sorry to hear of Dick&s passing. I have known
Dick since highschool and in all of those years I can honestly say that Dick was a
Friend. He will be missed by all that knew Him.

Paul and Susan Laiming left a message on January 13, 2011:
We send our love and prayers on the passing of Dick. Thinking of you and your family.
Love, Paul & Susan
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Jim Ruth left a message on January 13, 2011:

I sorry to hear of your loss.

Jim Ruth
Roger Ronk left a message on January 13, 2011:
I enjoyed working with Dick on agent issues and learned a lot from him as well. He was always willing to give of himself to benefit others in his industry. He will be remembered as a friend and as a fellow agent. The Independent Agents of Indiana was fortunate to have worked with him and will honor him in a future edition of our monthly magazine so that those that knew him will take a moment to think about him and those that did not know him will be aware of his contributions.
Les and Berniece Warner left a message on January 12, 2011:
Wayne and Bob:

We recall the fun times we all had when Richard and Robert were growing up in West Lafayette.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family as you celebrate his life.

Les,Berniece and famly.
Mark A. Bates left a message on January 12, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Byrd Family in the passing of Dick. I had the good fortune to work with him over the years through our mutual volunteer service with the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana (Big ""I""). Having served as President of the Big ""I"" like Dick, I always admired his dedication in making a difference and relentless determination.

Dick is now at peace and resting comfortably with our Lord.....may God bless each of you during this time of sorrow.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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