Phillip Van Strider Byrd, 78, of Charlotte died Thursday afternoon, March 31, 2022 at CMC-Main in Charlotte.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, April 8, 2022 in the Byrd Family Section of Sharon Cemetery, Mt. Gilead.
Phil was born September 9, 1943 in Montgomery County to the late Harold Linis and Rachel Strider Byrd. He was a 1962 graduate of West Montgomery High School and was of the Anglican faith. He was a lifelong collector and dealer of antiques and had great knowledge and passion for history, architecture, and art.
He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed discussing politics, cooking and traveling. Phil will be remembered by many for his generous spirit and investing in others as a caretaker for several of his friends and acquaintances.
He is survived by his daughter, Diana Hamilton May and husband Eric of Charlotte, and son Philip VanEvery Byrd of Charlotte, two brothers, Harold Stephen Byrd and Michael Ray Byrd and sister Sue Byrd Haithcock Brookshire and husband Matt all of Mt. Gilead. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
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