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Aaron Byrd, Sr.

April 28, 1934 — April 4, 2024

Taylors, SC

Aaron Byrd, Sr., known affectionately to all as Aaron, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024, at the age of 89, in Taylors, South Carolina. Born on April 28, 1934, in Newberry, South Carolina, he was a man of memorable character and warmth, whose life was as fruitful as the gardens he tenderly cultivated.

Aaron was a proud Army veteran who served his country with honor before embarking on a distinguished 30-year career at Fidelity Federal /American Federal Bank.  Aaron's friendly demeanor and interesting conversations were traits that endeared him to many, leaving behind a legacy of many connections, laughter, and memories.

He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Eddie Byrd Sr. and Rosa Lee Byrd; his brothers, Robert (Louise) Byrd, and William Byrd, and his sister, Alice (Harold) Hill. Aaron's memory will be cherished and kept alive by his surviving siblings, Ocie Byrd, Maggie (Willie) Terry, Eddie (Harretta) Byrd Jr., and Lizzie (Otis) Goodwin.

Aaron's legacy will also live on through his sons, Aaron (Luis) Byrd Jr. and Jeffery (Shannon) Byrd, as well as his adored grandchildren, Brittany Byrd, Justin (Brittni) Byrd, Alec Byrd, and one great-grandson Savani Byrd. He also had many Nieces and Nephews with tons of cousins.  Each of them will carry forward his spirit of generosity and love for life.

Known for his green thumb, Aaron's garden was not only a source of joy for him but also a symbol of his generosity. He shared the bounty with the elderly in town, spreading not just the fruits of his labor but also the seeds of kindness. His passion for yard work was evident in the meticulous care he took of his surroundings, creating an oasis of beauty and tranquility for all to enjoy.

Aaron's love for cars and money was more than a hobby; it was a reflection of his appreciation for the finer things in life, as well as his understanding of value and hard work. He had a unique talent for finding treasures in what others considered trash, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary with his creative touch.

The life of Aaron Byrd, Sr. was one well-lived and full of purpose. He will be remembered as a man who contributed to the fabric of his community with his service, his hobbies, and his ever-present smile. His presence will be deeply missed, but the memories he created will be treasured by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

As we bid farewell to Aaron, we celebrate a life that was rich in experiences and abundant in love. His story is one of resilience, kindness, and the enduring power of human connection. Aaron Byrd, Sr.'s journey through life serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us to cultivate our gardens, both literal and metaphorical, and to share the harvest with those around us.
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