Ronald Joe Byrd, age 74, of Somerset, KY., departed this life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.

Ronald was born on April 20, 1943 in Akron, OH, to the late Nathan C. and Martha Ruth Coker Byrd. He was a laborer at Ford Motor Company and loved woodworking, fishing, and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Sue Byrd, of whom he married on July 17, 1972 in Pine Knot, KY; three grandchildren, Jonathan Morgan, Allie Morgan, and Andy Morgan, his Mother-in-law, Willie Meadows of Whitley City, KY; one brother, Donald Ray (and Shirley) Byrd of Richmond, KY; one sister, Peggy Joan (Sylvius) Ferrell of Travis City, MI; one brother-in-law, Ron (and Lee) Meadows of Whitley City, KY; one sister-in-law, Debbie (and Gary) Gibson of Williamsburg, KY; many beloved nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Rose Byrd.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralservice.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ronald Byrd.