On January 19, 2004, CLAUDY WILBERT "BILL" BYRD, beloved husband of Lisa Marie Byrd (nee Laubner) and the late Betty Loretta Byrd (nee Smith); devoted father of Claudia Lynn Snider, Sandra Lee Frederick, Deborah Anne Parsley, and Christopher Andrew Byrd; loving grandfather of C.J., Matt, Kristin, Ben, and Zach; dear brother of Esther, Ann, Ruby, Eunice, Dickie, Dora Lee, Betty Jane, and Bobby. Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 North Charles Street, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, MD 21203. Arrangements by the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.