Susan Peterman Byrd and Bill Byrd

William “Billy” Byrd, 63 of Winter Garden, FL passed away on December 28, 2018.

Billy was born in Jay, Florida on January 8, 1955, and remained a lifelong resident of Florida. He was a Disney cast member for almost 47 years, working for Reedy Creek Solid Waste department as a truck driver. His hope to reach the 50-year milestone with the Company before retirement was cut short after losing a battle against cancer.

Bill loved boating, hunting, and fishing,

Billy loved boating, fishing, and hunting but the joy of his life was his family.

He was a loving husband, a father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Byrd.

Billy is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan (Peterman) Byrd; his daughter Amy (Byrd) Ruiz and her husband Jimmy; his brother Charles “Shorty” Byrd and by his grandchildren Jimmy Ruiz and David Ruiz.

Bill (Father of the Bride) and daughter Amy.


The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel.


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