ARLINGTON -- William Charles Byrd, 70, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Arlington. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with Rev. Brenda Beaver officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Bill was born on April 20, 1944, in Fort Worth to Clifton John Byrd and Mildred Sheffield Byrd. He received his B.A. in English at Central State University in Edmond, Okla. Bill worked in the concrete industry sales followed by a short career as an elementary school teacher. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington. Bill loved sports and never missed a game of either one of his kids. He coached many of their teams throughout their childhood. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Clifton J. Byrd, in 1963. Survivors: Son, Matt Byrd and wife, Ashley; daughter, Angie Byrd and husband, Chip Mallari; mother, Mildred Spence; grandchildren, Justin Byrd and Lisana Mallari; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Matt & Angie,
    I’ve known your Dad for over 40 years. He was a great guy that I have fond memories of. We had drifted apart in the last 10+ years. He was a friend like not many of us have the opportunity to appreciate in a lifetime. He was extremely proud of both his children. We enjoyed working together at 3 or 4 different companies which made for this lasting friendship. We will all miss him. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Matt & Angie,
    I’ve known your Dad for over 40 years. He was a great guy that I have fond memories of. We had drifted apart in the last 10+ years. He was a friend like not many of us have the opportunity to appreciate in a lifetime. He was extremely proud of both his children. We enjoyed working together at 3 or 4 different companies which made for this lasting friendship. We will all miss him. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Matt & Angie,
    I’ve known your Dad for over 40 years. He was a great guy that I have fond memories of. We had drifted apart in the last 10+ years. He was a friend like not many of us have the opportunity to appreciate in a lifetime. He was extremely proud of both his children. We enjoyed working together at 3 or 4 different companies which made for this lasting friendship. We will all miss him. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Bill and I went to school together and had lots of fun times! I know he will be missed and prayers have been said for your family.

  5. Bill and I spent our junior high and high school years together in Ardmore. His passing reminds us all that memories are all that we leave behind us. He will be fondly remembered and he will be missed.
    Quentin

  6. Rest in peace old friend. I will always remember the great times we had in high school and college. My prayers are with your family.

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