Gary Wayne Byrd, 60, of rurall Newberry, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Born May 19, 1948, in Vincennes, he was the son of Harold Wayne and Beverly (Beachler) Byrd.
He was an engineering technician at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, having retired in 2005. He was a member of American Legion Post 120 in Loogootee and board member and present quarter master of the Henry Dyer Post 9297 V.F.W. in Crane.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly Byrd of Crane Village; one daughter, Nikki Byrd Hayden of Loogootee; one son, Brian Byrd of Crane Village; two grandsons, Keelan and Conner Hayden of Loogootee; two sisters, Melody Riggs and Tracy Nonte, both of Bloomfield; two brothers, Larry Byrd of Bloomfield and Rocky Byrd of Loogootee.
He is preceded in death by his father and one brother, Jerry Byrd, who died in childhood.
Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oaktown Cemetary in Oaktown, with military rites conducted by Henry Dyer V.F.W. Post 9297.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.