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Russell Clinton BYARD

Russell Clinton BYARD

Male 1942 - 2015  (73 years)

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  • Name Russell Clinton BYARD  [1
    Born 25 May 1942  Armstrong, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number US1009 
    Died 24 Oct 2015  Lubbock, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I9833  Byard Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 

    Father George Royse BYARD,   b. 19 Oct 1902, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1977, Claude, Armstrong, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Bessie Mae CASE,   b. 30 Dec 1908, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1993, Amarillo, Randall, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1931  [3
    Family ID F3618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F6041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1942 - Armstrong, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 2015 - Lubbock, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photographs
    Russell Clinton BYARD d2015
    Russell Clinton BYARD d2015

  • Notes 
    • Russell Clinton Byard LUBBOCK-
      Russell Clinton Byard passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 73 years on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Wolfforth United Methodist Church.
      A tribute of Russell's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

      Russell was born on May 25, 1942, to George and Bessie (Case) Byard in Claude, Texas and graduated from Claude High School. He received his bachelor's degree from McMurray University and his Master's in Theology from SMU Perkins School of Theology.

      On Feb. 15, 1963, he married Patricia Ann Branum in Panhandle, Texas. He served as a Methodist pastor in the North and Northwest Texas Conferences. Russell acquired numerous crosses over the years, many that he had made and many that were gifts. He had a new cross necklace to wear every Sunday. He was a member of the Wolfforth United Methodist Church, the Second Milers Group, the Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, the Lion's Club, and the Minor Chords Barbershop Quartet. He loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and playing dominos was a favorite pastime. Russell spent many hours working on his family genealogy. He enjoyed woodworking and making treasures for his family. He is known for his pearl snap shirts, bolo ties, and Methodist jokes!
      He was preceded in death by
      his parents; and
      two brothers, Royse and Ray Byard.

      Russell is survived by
      his loving wife of 52 years, Pat Byard;
      two daughters, Rhonda (Gene) Smith of Spearman, and
      Katherine (Kenton) Aiken of Battleground, Wash.;
      five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jace) Cline,
      Brandon Vincent,
      Koree Smith,
      Jake Boggs, and
      Savannah Aiken;
      a brother, Ronald (Zonell) Byard of Princeton, Texas;
      and a sister, Janie (Lawrence) Jaramillo of Washburn, Texas.

      Memorials are suggested to the Pilgrim Scholarship Fund, c/o Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 744, Slaton, TX, 79364-0744 or the Wolfforth UMC Memorial Fund, 102 Donald Preston Dr., Wolfforth, TX, 79382.

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Ancestry, ANC-BTH100 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S94] On-line Obit, legacy.com lubbockonline (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S106] First Child.