Richard Byrd Jr., 40 of Amarillo passed from this life on Saturday, March 2, 2019. A rosary service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019 with a visitation until 8:00 pm at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday March 9, 2019 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jose Gomez as celebrant. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.
Richard was born on June 13, 1978 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Richard and Mary Byrd. He grew up in Rocky Ford where he graduated from LaJunta High School. He joined the United States Navy after high school, serving his country proudly for four years. Richard worked as an assistant manager for Metal Mart. He married Mary Ann Gonzalez on September 6, 2008 in Amarillo. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
He was a man of many interests; he enjoyed playing poker, watching his favorite NFL team play, the Oakland Raiders, and watching NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Byrd.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Ann Byrd; his children, Jason Scott Byrd and Elizabeth Grace Byrd; his mother, Mary Alice Perez; eight sisters, Virginia Byrd Reyes, Angela Rivas, Margaret De Herrera, Stephanie Byrd Gonzales, Desiree Trebilcock, Christine Perez Gallegos, Nichole Bell, Vanessa Perez; one brother, Maney Byrd; and numerous other loving family members.
Viewing will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.