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Robert Gene 'Robbie' Byrd Jr.

OKLAHOMA CITY  Memorial service for Robert Gene "Robbie" Byrd Jr., 54, Oklahoma City, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Apache Cowboy Church, 15513 U.S. 62. 

Mr. Byrd passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oklahoma City. 

He was born Feb. 4, 1963, in Lawton to Robert and LaVera Byrd. He grew up in Elgin, where he graduated from Elgin High School in 1981. He worked for Hertz for several years, and he attended OSU in Oklahoma City and received his associate degree in business bookkeeping. He further studied accounting at the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Byrd loved traveling, plants, old movies and, most of all, his family.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and LaVera Byrd, of Elgin; sister, Laurie Barfield, and husband, Jim, of Apache; domestic partner, James Ashmore, of Oklahoma City; two nephews: Shawn Barfield and wife, Melanie, of Elgin and Michael Barfield and wife, Violet, of Lawton; niece, Heather Jones, and husband, Justin, of Elgin; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Eva Thompson, and Hugh and Grace Byrd; a nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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