He was born the son of Lowell and Anna (Maddox) Rich on April 12, 1931 in West Frankfort.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Marilyn, four children Carolyn Odom and husband David of Benton, Dennis Rich and wife Angie of West Frankfort, Robert Reed and wife Carol of Texas, Richard Reed and wife Teresa of Fla.; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Byrd worked in the coal mines for 44 years and enjoyed going to auctions.
Per his wishes, Mr. Rich will be donated to medical research.
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