On Friday, December 18, 2020, Mark Aaron Byrd known by family and friends as “Aaron” earned his wings and soared. He is going to be missed more than he could ever know. He will be forever remembered and held close by his Mother (Tina Hall), his Father (Mark Byrd), his dearly loved Sister (Megan Byrd Whitman), Step-Father (Rick Hall), Step-Mother (Kathy Carter), Grandmother (Virginia Leitschuh) and his Brother-in-law (Brandon Whitman).
Aaron will also be forever remembered by his nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.
In his 29 years of life, he made an impact on those that loved him that will never be forgotten. He had so many wonderful qualities, but probably our favorites were his beautiful blue eyes and he hugged like no one else. His long arms wrapped around you like a warm blanket and he would squeeze and hold you with such sincere love. You didn’t want him to let you go. His free thinking and liberal ideas, (many long conservative and liberal debates….”Feel the Bern”). quirky quips, dry sense of humor, special long-legged walk, smirky grin, OCD hygiene, various food quirks including a vegan season, working out and an unimaginable plethora of health supplements, his personal style and wearing beanies in the middle of summer, will be sorely missed. He was direct in speech, but tender of heart. His witty one liners were never thought out, but just seemed to fly out of his mouth effortlessly. He could walk for miles to blow off steam or to soothe his soul. His late-night munchies were legendary, yet he still kept his 6’2” frame lean and pudge free. He LOVED his job and the people that worked with him. It was his lifeline and caused many sleepless days as he worked the night shift. While he could be distant, moody and a recluse, he craved his friends and family. He was a living, breathing oxymoron and that is what we loved about him.