Roy Dale Byrd


Roy Dale Byrd
Roy Dale Byrd

Roy Dale Byrd, 83, of Dumas, TX died Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Roy Dale was born on December 13, 1938, in Oklahoma to Roy Earl and Natalia Byrd.  He graduated from Dumas High School.  He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years.  Roy Dale loved to calf rope and had roped over 50,000 calves.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Baxter Byrd; a daughter, Shawnann Phillips; a brother, Donald Byrd; and a sister, Shirley Hokanson.

He is survived by his daughter, Mitzi Byrd of Amarillo; seven sisters, Daphne Lackey of Sunray, Fern Page of Slaton, TX., Ramona Wren of Amarillo, Patricia Smith and husband Galen of Alba, TX., Gloria Adams and husband Roger of Dumas, Carolyn McGee and husband Ed of Lubbock, Rhodora Alberty of Amarillo; and two brothers, Larry Byrd and wife Mary Ann of Dumas, and Gary Byrd of Dumas.

20 Replies to “Roy Dale Byrd”

  1. Just found out Roy Dale had passed. Was to a funeral at Hayden, NM. Talked to a fellow from Dumas.
    Roy Dale was a special kind of boy, man.
    Everybody like Roy Dale and liked to visit with him.
    He was a good roper, good horseman.
    We need to take the time to visit, we never know who is going to be called home or when.
    God Bless all.
    ~chuck (butch)

  2. We knew Roy from our younger years. He was a good man from a good family! Our sincere condolences and love to the family!! caca , Ramona and Gloria you will be in our prayers ♥️

  3. Roy Dale was a good man. He will be missed. He was a great calf roper always enjoyed getting to watch him rope at a lot of rodeo’s. Fly High Roy Dale and watch over us from above.

  4. I haven’t seen Roy Dale in 30+ years but what a joy he was to be around. Loved good horses and was a great calf roper. A true friend in the sincerest sense of the word. I know he will be missed by all. My condolences to his daughter and remaining siblings. He was an awesome guy. May God bless and grant you His peace and grace at this time.

  5. Many prayers for family and friends. He swam many laps in our pool at Dalhart during XIT. Loved him lots! He was always a fun part of our calf roping group!

  6. Roy Dale was always a pleasure to be around. Being that he was a true cowboy, our family was drawn to him. Anytime we attended the Byrd Family Reunion we always would stop and spend time with Roy Dale. My Daddy (Kenneth Ward – 1st Cousin) truly enjoyed visiting with him. We are praying for the family.
    Family of Kenny Ward
    Ellen, Steve, Jimmy, and Earl Ward

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was such a joy and blessing. He will be deeply missed.

  8. Roy Dale you are loved, you are missed,
    I give thanks for the conversation we had on July 2nd last summer, the joy you had in sharing about the greatest thing that had happened in your life , the night of your passing, it gave me tremendous comfort. Save a place for me, as you have said about our big family, we are beginning to fall like dominos. We all just need to know and accept out Savior
    Love your red headed sister Carolyn ❤️🙏

  9. Always fun to visit with and catch up. Sold us one of the best horses I ever rode and was a good friend of my Dads. Roy Dale helped us push a lot of cattle around and was good company.

  10. Roy Dale was a year ahead of me in school but I knew him well as everyone did; that was just his character. I know all close to him will indeed miss him. He was a character okay but could also be serious when needed. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong and different. Cling tightly to our Lord’s unfailing and unchanging hand; you will never be orphaned. May He bless each and everyone of you.

  11. Our deepest love, thoughts, and prayers are with each of you. The Venables loved Roy Dale so very much. He kept us entertained and at times, we were blessed to entertain him. We shall miss Roy Dale.

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