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James Michael "Mike" Byrd, age 63, of Stearns, Kentucky, passed from this life on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013,at 12 noon in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Bell and Bro. John Gregory officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 a€" 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mike had last worked at Senture Connect in Wayne County. He had worked in construction all his life and could make anything. He enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and spending time with his precious grandchildren Caleb and Hallie Spradlin. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and was an avid Kentucky basketball fan.

Born September 7, 1949, in London, Kentucky, he is the son of the late Herbert and Lucy (Fields) Byrd and Herstine Sergent. Surviving family include his wife Linda Jones Byrd whom he married September 30, 1995, his children Heather Gard of Indiana, Jessica (and Tony) Spradlin of Whitley City, Rick and Adam Swiger of Stearns. His brothers are Ron, Victor, and Wayne Byrd of Ohio and John, J.C. and Rick Sergent all of London and his sister is Phyllis Covey of Colorado.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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Linda: I am glad I had a chance to talk to you and Adam last week at the hospital. I am glad I got to talk with Mike too. May the Lord comfort you with good memories of Mike as a husband & father. May the Lord give you new courage, strength and wisdom during your time of sorrow. I praise God that Mike has the promise of everlasting life as a Believer. Sincerely (Lifetime friend of Mike, Byrd Family)

Bill Bowman Jan 10 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest Sympathy for your loss, He will be missed.

Ralph R. Turner Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM

I worked with ol Byrd man down at senture, a very honest hard working man he was, regardless of how bad he felt on some days he always made everyone smile! H loved to play the guitar just like me and I thought the world of him. Hope your fishin with the big man upstairs! Much love to the family.

Jordan M. Lockridge Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss and we are praying for everyone. Harold and Jennifer Pippin (Wilma Jean Byrd's son and wife)

Harold and Jennifer Pippin Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss. I'm Hubert & Edna Byrd granddaughter.

Shelia Smith Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss, I know the love the two of you shared. Remember I helped!!! He was a wonderful man Linda and the two of you made such a great couple. I know he will be missed by you and your children. Love Lisa

Lisa (Corder) Branscum Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM

RIP my friend..gone but never forgotten..

Kim Rose Jan 8 2013 12:00 AM