Graveside services for Kimberly Denice Byrd will be held Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Coalgate Cemetery.
Kimberly was born November 15, 1966 in Bakersfield, CA to Horace Gene Byrd and Bobbie Jean Byrd and passed away June 26, 2021 at Rockport, TX at the age of 54. Kim attended Coalgate school for a brief time where she loved playing basketball and had many friends. She graduated Wapanucka High School in 1984 and then attended beauty school in Bakersfield, CA. Kimberly never met a stranger and quickly became the fastest hair cutter in the west. She had many clients in the oilfields around Bakersfield that would only allow Kim to cut their hair. In later years she managed quick stops in Rockport, TX where her personality drew customers into her store making them loyal only to her store. Kim liked horses, while growing up in Bakersfield, and competed in the Appaloosa Play Days with her horse Freckles. She liked NASCAR and Tony Stewart, but rooted against Jeff Gordon. Kim was a very patient person who could get along with anyone and never saw bad in anyone. She loved kids and could spend days watching anyone’s kids and never seemed to lose her nerves. Kids loved being with her as well. Kim was adopted as a child which made her special to her parents and her brothers. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Survivors include her brothers, Steve Byrd and wife Cindy of Coalgate, OK, and James Byrd of Atoka, OK; nephew Henry Byrd and wife Megan and daughter Sadie of Durant, OK; niece Erin Bird and husband John and children, AJ, Dean and Willow; stepfather Richard Mason and wife Kay and stepsisters, Dawn and Kerry.