Carol Inez Byrd, 79 of Munford, TN passed away on July 23, 2022 at Methodist University. She was born in Covington, TN to the late Sarah Ellen Simpson. Carol was a nature lover who enjoyed traveling, especially to the mountains, reading maps, hiking, watching her hummingbirds and watching Gone With the Wind. In the most recent years Carol enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching wheel of fortune, and playing her Gameboy. Carol loved people and cherished every moment she could spend with her family, she always put them first and enjoyed cooking for them. Carols love for nature carried over into her career where she co owned the Byrd’s Plant Ranch in Mason, TN and Wildwood Garden Center in Paris, TN along with her husband, William Paul Byrd. She was a member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church of Covington, TN. Carol was a faithful servant of her Lord Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her husband, William Paul Byrd, her children; Paul Randall “River” Byrd (Mark), Mellony Byrd Tapp (Andrew), Charles Anthony Byrd (Jana), Wendell Neal Byrd (Melanie), and Wendi Gail Hill (Jonathan), her sisters; Joyce Culp, Evelyn Russom, Kathy O’Neal and Judy Day, 11 grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren.
Carol is preceded in death by her Mother, Sarah Ellen Simpson and her grandson, Dakota Byrd.
A visitation for Carol will be held at Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a service Wednesday at 10:00am with an additional visitation held an hour prior in the Maley Yarbrough Chapel. Interment will follow the services at Ebenezer Cemetery in Mason,TN.