Dennis “DW” Byrd, 59, of Doddridge, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Byrd was born Aug. 31, 1953, in Texarkana, Texas. He was founder and pastor of Charity Faith Church, Doddridge.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gallegos-Byrd; his mother, Sylvia Aaron of Doddridge; four brothers, Kenneth Byrd and Timothy Stout of Maud, Texas, Mike Byrd of Greenbrier, Ark., and Billy Byrd of Doddridge; two sisters, Dianna Gautney of Nashville, Ark., and Kathy Hill of Atlanta, Texas;  a number of stepsons; stepdaughters; stepgrandchildren including Alaska and Sam Burnell; and other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas, with the Rev. Steve Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the home of Kenneth Byrd, 705 County Road 1234, Maud.

Online registration is at texarkanafuneralhome.com.

Published: 02/17/2013