Grover Douglas Byrd, known throughout the community as ''Heavy Duty'', a resident of Mount Vernon, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 06, 2021. He was 72 years old. Grover was a very patriotic person and showed his love for his country by serving in the United States Military and retired as a Staff Sergeant. He loved to hunt and fish, and mostly, he loved being the boss! He was a devoted member of the community, volunteering for many years on the Calcedeaver Fire Department. He always looked out for his community and made sure things were in order. He lived his Indian Heritage and was proud to be a member of the MOWA Choctaw Tribe, ''Chief Red Byrd'' role number 001, and was a former Chairman of the Mobile County Delegation. Grover was one of a kind, broke the mold, who was loved by everybody. Above all, Grover loved his family unconditionally and they will miss him dearly.
Grover was preceded in death by his son, Grover ''Nute'' Byrd; parents, Rudolph and Maxine Byrd; nephew, Albert ''Lil Albert'' Byrd, Jr.; and niece, Lacey Weaver.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Byrd; children, Rusty Byrd (Denise), Susan Weaver (Spencer), Billy Joe ''Pete'' Byrd, Sr. (Deanna), Victor Byrd (Lacon), and Marissa Byrd; grandchildren, Matthew Byrd (Whitney), Michael ''Red'' Byrd (Megan), Gabrielle Justine, Chase Weaver, Billy ''B.J.'' Byrd, Jr., Maddie Beasley, Kenley Cooper, Sonny Byrd, and Jessidy Jane Byrd; greatgrandchildren, Zachary, Harrison, Sarah Catherine, Georgia Rose, Cypress McCoy, and Micah John; siblings, John A. Byrd, Sr. (Bonnie), Ethel Mae Byrd (Collie), Vince L. Byrd, Sr. (Sable), Marvin Byrd, James Henry Byrd, Sr. (Jamie), Joseph A. Byrd, Sr. (Josie), Lurenda Weaver, Albert Lee Byrd, Sr. (Kerri), Bettyelynne Bedgood (Kenneth), Spencer Dean Byrd (Barbara), and Clyde Weaver (Carol); aunt, Mary "Aunt Dot" Byrd; and other relatives and friends.
A wake will be held from 6pm until 9pm Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Freeman Funeral Home. Rosary will begin at 5:45pm. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11am Monday, October 11, 2021, at Saint Theresa Catholic Church with Rev. John Coghlan, celebrant. Burial will follow in Byrd Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John A. Byrd, Sr., Vince Byrd, Sr., Marvin Byrd, James Henry Byrd, Sr., Joseph A. Byrd, Sr., and Albert Lee Byrd, Sr. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home - Citronelle, Alabama