Anthony Craig Byrd, age 50, of Russell Springs

Anthony “Craig” Byrd, of Russell Springs, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  He was 50 years of age.

Craig was born on October 8, 1970, in Casey County, the only child of Darrell and Linda Cochran Byrd.  He was an over the road truck driver for Tom Cinnamon Trucking Company, out of Lafollette, Tennessee.  Craig married Julia Burton on October 19, 1991, at the State Park in Jamestown.  Craig and Julia were always getting out and going places.  They would take many motorcycle trips together on Craig’s Harley Davidson motorcycle.  Craig loved his grandbabies and enjoyed taking them for rides on his dirt bike, go-kart and his side-by-side.

He is survived by his wife, Julia; his father, Darrell Byrd, of Dunnville; his sons, Brandon Byrd, of Oak Island, North Carolina, and Bradley Byrd, of Russell Springs; his daughter, Megan Byrd, of Russell Springs; his grandchildren, Jared Hughes, Carson Durham, Raylan Durham, Zoey Byrd, Chloe Byrd, Bryson Byrd, Ethan Byrd and Elijah Byrd; and his yorkie traveling companion, “Winston”.

Preceding Craig in death is his mother, Linda Byrd; his daughter, Kendra Byrd, who passed away on May 7, 1994; and paternal grandparents, Russell and Lillian Byrd, who raised him.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Casey Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards Craig’s final expenses.  These may be received at the funeral home.

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