In Loving Memory

Charles Donald “Donnie” Byrne

July 3, 1946 - March 11, 2021


Charles Donald “Donnie” Byrne, a lifelong resident of Fairhope, Alabama, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday morning, March 11, 2021.

Donnie was a graduate of Fairhope High School Class of 1964 and received his degree from Troy University.  He was a successful and respected businessman in Baldwin County.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with Mary and his friends.

Donnie was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Fairhope, where he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher and on many different committees throughout the years.  He had a servant’s heart and loved his Lord.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, D.C. and Ruby Byrne; and one son, Charles Bradford (Brad) Byrne.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Bradford Byrne; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Smith; grandson, Cameron Lee Smith; granddaughter, Caylee Byrne Smith; twin brother, Dennis R. Byrne (Pat); sister, Denise Byrne Greggs (John); along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

Services for Donnie will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fairhope, 300 South Section Street, Fairhope, Alabama.  A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.  A private burial will be held in Memory Gardens of Fairhope.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to the Mitchell Cancer Institute, Kilborn Clinic, 1047 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Diane and Tom Lucas

    In loving memory of my cousin, Donnie. We will certainly miss your quick smile, cheerful attitude and happy, fun-loving personality at all future family get-togethers. The world will now be an emptier place without your positive presence, dear cousin….. however, Heaven has most assuredly just become an even happier, crazier place!! Sending up prayers of love, comfort and peace for Mary and the family.


    I was blessed to know Donnie. He was a rock of the Baptist church. Deepest sympathy to Mary and the family..
    Robert Berglin

  3. Jeffrey Forrester

    Mr. Donnie was always welcoming, had that smile that made you feel that he actually wanted you to be there, just as kind as can be. Full of wisdom. Condolences to the family and friends.

  4. Clyde and Beth Ingersoll

    We were so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing but know he is with his Lord. I enjoyed working with him and Mary in First Hope so much. I will miss his wonderful smile and caring attitude.

  5. Tina McGough

    I enjoyed knowing Beth when she was in high school. I was her cheerleader sponsor. Her parents were always supportive. Mr. Byrne will be missed.

  6. Patti Van Iderstine

    My deepest sympathy to Donnie’s family and friends. May you find comfort
    in those who care and find peace in our Heavenly Father.


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