Gerald Dean Byford, 76 of Star City, passed away July 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born on November 25, 1943 in Marion, Kentucky to the late Leeroy and Marcella Hodge Byford.

Mr. Byford was of a Baptist, a United States Air Force veteran, a member of Disabled American Veterans and a roundhouse foreman for the railroad. He loved working in his shop.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Byford; two brothers, Marshal and Charles Byford; and a sister, Pamela Marlowe.

Survivors include two daughters, Tena Marie Matthews and Tracy Byford, both of Star City; brother, Ronald (Jean) Byford of Columbia, Illinois; two sisters, Barbara Byford Mercer of Louisville, Kentucky and Mary Helen Byford Moody of Princeton, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Gary McBurnett, Emma McBurnett, Dean Newton and Taylor May; and a great grandchild, Kenneth Cot May, IV.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.