Kenneth E. Byrd, age 76, a long time Almont resident, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born January 4, 1947, the son of Rubin & Stella (Pinion) Byrd in Mayfield, KY. Ken graduated from Lowes High School in Kentucky and completed the Electrical Program at the Detroit Electrical Trade Center and became a Master Electrician. He worked and retired from Motor City Electric and was a member of the IBEW Union for 41 years. Ken met the love of his life, Judy Davis, and they were married in August of 1965.

Ken liked the outdoors and hunting in Iron Mountain and out in Wyoming. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to Naples, FL and Hawaii. Ken was a car enthusiast. But most of all Ken enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, frequently attending their sporting events.

Ken is survived by his daughters, Kelly M. Draper of Washington and Tracy L. Tekmen of Lewes, DE; son, Todd D. Byrd (Tamara) of Washington; six grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Draper, Sydney (Tyler) Mrowczynski, Elliott Byrd, Yashar Tekmen, Aileen Tekmen and Adem Tekmen; three great grandchildren, Summer Tekmen, Aspen Roberts and Aurora Roberts. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Cox and his brother James Byrd, both of Mayfield, KY.

He is preceded in death by his wife Judy and his brother-in-law Bobby Cox.

Friends and family will gather on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. with the Memorial Service at 11 a.m., followed by a Memorial Luncheon at 12 noon all at Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 2650 S. Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444. Burial will be made at Ferguson Cemetery, 4471 Kidder Rd., Almont, MI 48003.

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