Geneva Risner Byrd, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, departed this life, Friday, June 18, 2021 at Waynesboro Health & Rehabilitation, Waynesboro, Tennessee at the age of 90 Years, 11 Months, 10 Days. She was born July 9, 1930 in Collinwood, Tennessee, daughter of the late Roy Risner and Viola Long Risner. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ormand Allen Byrd, sister, Opal Risner Skelton, and brother, Edgar Risner. She married Ormand Allen Byrd, September 28, 1947. Mrs. Byrd, along with her husband, was self- employed with rental property and owned restaurants in Waynesboro, TN. She was a member of Highland Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Gobble, husband, Paul, Lawrenceburg, TN, Twyla Franks, husband, Terry, Waynesboro, TN, Brenda McWilliams, husband, Dexter, Lawrenceburg, TN and son, David Allen Byrd, wife, Sherry, Waynesboro, TN; grandchildren, Tracy Gobble, Shawn Gobble, Jeremy Gobble, Ryan Franks, Jeff Franks, Tim Franks, Chris Porter, Christy Gaddes, Rick McWilliams, Charles McWilliams, Jr., Tony McWilliams, Shannon Beckham, Jon David Byrd, Mary Milam and Nick Milam; great-grandchildren, Brooke Weigart, Brandon Gobble, Cassie Dooley, Kody Gobble, Carson Gobble, T.J. Gobble, Pacey Gobble, Casey Franks, Avery Franks, Annsley Franks, Emma Smith, Will Franks, Audrey Franks, Allyson Franks, Donnie Porter, Hannah Porter, Christian Porter, Devon Griggs, Spencer Gaddes, Jacob Gaddes, Conley Byrd and Cohen Byrd; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1 pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Waynesboro, TN with grandson, Jon David Byrd and Bro. Harold Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Methodist Church Cemetery (Wayne County), Lawrenceburg, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County directing. Pallbearers were Tracy Gobble, Jeremy Gobble, Ryan Franks, Jeff Franks, Tim Franks, Jon David Byrd, Chris Porter and Chad Gaddes with Shawn Gobble as honorary pallbearer.