David Byrd obituaryIn Loving Memory…

David W. Byrd

David Wayne Byrd, 72, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021, at his home.

He was born October 15, 1948, in Sedalia, son of Wayne Henry and Lela Fern (Buffon) Byrd.

On December 17, 1988, at Marshall Junction, he was married to Glenda Susan (Uptegrove).

David served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and went on to retire from the National Guard. He worked as a mechanic for many years and retired from Waterloo Industries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycles. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved them dearly. He was a caring man and would do anything for his loved ones.

Surviving are two children, David Jr. and Kimberly; three step-children, Jason Uptegrove (Sarah Thomas), April Edgar (Charlie Ford), and Stacey Uptegrove; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Carolyn Miller, Barbara Pile and Anita Parish.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Kortum; and a brother, Roger Byrd.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Crown Hill Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation, however friends may pay their respects and sign the guest book between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.


14 Responses

  1. I enjoyed working with David for many years. He was such a kind man. Heartfelt prayers for his family.

  2. Sending prayers to the family, I enjoy working with David he was a caring man and would help anyone.

  3. I always liked working with David at Waterloo. He was a nice man. Sympathy to his family.

  4. Jason Sara & Jayden so sorry for your loss. I’ll be thinking of you all & keeping you in our prayers. Knowing how hard this is. Please call with anything we can do for your family at this time. Sending lots of Prayers, love & Hugs your way!!!

  5. So sorry for you guys. Uncle Dave loved you guys and the grandkids immensely. Sorry to see him go but know that Aunt Glenda was waiting with loving arms to welcome him home. Love you guys and are keeping you in my prayers.

  6. My deepest sympathy for all the family.
    David and Glenda were great people. Once again they are reunited in heaven.

  7. Condolences to Carolyn & Sisters . Dave was a good person who I enjoyed knowing ! So very sorry for your loss !

  8. So sorry for your loss, David and family. May loving memories help you through this difficult time.

  9. Prayers for comfort to the family. David was a wonderful funny guy and I enjoyed talking to him.

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