Obituary: William Reese Byrd

William "Bill" Reese Byrd passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Concord, Calif. Bill, formerly of Kingman, was born Dec. 5, 1938, in San Diego. Bill was a beloved father, grandfather, and friend.

He spent many years working as a residential and commercial general contractor, mostly building homes and commercial properties in San Diego and Riverside counties. He also taught construction at Elsinore High School for several years. Bill touched the lives of many and was always willing to lend a hand.

He is survived by his three children, William Byrd II, Robert Byrd of Menifee, Calif., and B.J. Byrd (Karla Boddington) of Danville, Calif.; two stepchildren, Shelly Dunn (Steven Dunn) of Escondido, Calif., and Richard Dunn, of El Cajon, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Tony Dunn, Katie Dunn, Joseph Dunham, Sarah Dudenhoffer and Luke Boddington-Byrd.

Private services will be held at a later date. Mr. Byrd will eventually be interned in Temecula Public Cemetery near his daughter Bonnie Byrd (1979).