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 www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.