Derek Heath Byrd, 42, of Lake Village passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was born on August 18, 1978, in McGehee, AR to his parents, Gene and Shara Montgomery Byrd. Derek was an Arkansas State Trooper and was assigned to Troop F in Chicot County, where he proudly served the community for several years and most recently worked on the pipeline. He was a huge Arkansas Razorbacks fan and also enjoyed fishing.
Derek is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his three children, Caleb Byrd, Skylor Faye Byrd, and Kaden Elijah Byrd; one brother, Barrett Byrd; one sister, Karen Byrd; and John McNemar who was just like a brother to him; along with a host of cousins, nieces, and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel with a private burial following. Pallbearers are Robert McNemar, Mark Griever, Bryan Hall, Trey Gearing, Brad Williams, Jason Scrivner, David McNemar, and Arvel Gearing Jr.