Sharon Ann Tabor Byrd

Charleston, WV

Sharon Ann Tabor Byrd

Sharon Ann Tabor Byrd, age 72, of South Charleston went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2022. Sharon was born on January 30, 1950, to Dorothy and Charles Tabor in Huntington, West Virginia. She attended Marshall University where she received her degree in Elementary Education. While at Marshall University, she met the love of her life, David W. Byrd, and the two married on August 4, 1973. Following their wedding, Sharon and David moved to South Charleston, West Virginia, where she continued her long and dedicated career as an elementary school teacher.
Sharon taught in elementary schools from 1974 until her retirement in 2014. During that time, she was a teacher at Cedar Grove, Loudendale, Dunbar Intermediate, Weberwood, and Overbrook Elementary schools. Sharon was a dedicated teacher who exhibited passion and love for her students, and consistently worked to make the classroom a great place for them. She always taught her students to show respect to their fellow classmates and teachers. Sharon’s impact on her students continued throughout their lives, and many of her students stayed in contact with her.
Along with her loving husband (David) of 49 years, Sharon is survived by her son, Andrew David Byrd, daughter-in-law Christina Merbedone-Byrd, grandchildren Connor Andrew Byrd and Charlotte Angela Byrd of South Charleston, and her other beloved family members including Joseph and Nellie Parriott of Moundsville, West Virginia; David, Virginia and Trevor Flick of State College, Pennsylvania and Margaret Cullings of Crofton, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dorothy Tabor.
A Celebration of Life service for Sharon will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 4 p.m. at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston, West Virginia with Reverend Ray Stonestreet officiating. The family will receive friends two (2) hours prior to the service at the funeral home, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, 4615 MacCorkle Avenue, SE Charleston, West Virginia 25304.
Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

6 replies
  1. Nancy H Foley says:

    Liz just sent me a link to your mom’s obituary. I am so very sorry for your and your family’s loss. She was a wonderful educator and touched so many children’s lives. She leaves behind a lifetime legacy. Your mom also raised a wonderful son. May you feel God’s presence in the days ahead.

  2. Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees says:

    The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

  3. Elbert Morton says:

    David, Andrew. And family. I want to. extend my deepest sympathy in you loss. I known that you will feel.lost without. the rock of the family. I known that you can put your faith in Jesus.and lean on him . In Jesus name I pray for your family.

  4. Gwendolyn Lovett says:

    David, Andrew, and Family,

    I taught with Sharon at Taft Elementary in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. She was an excellent teacher, making sure her students learned academics, and making them feel uniquely special. She has left us with many fond memories. I pray that you will be comforted by your precious memories and your faith. God bless you all.

  5. Rose B says:

    Dave and family,
    my deepest condolences to all of you. I just got an email from Elbert about this and am so sorry for the loss but she will be with you in memory always.

    Rose Brodersen.

  6. Poling says:

    Sharon was one of the most sincere and dedicated persons we have known. It has been a joy receiving e-cards throughout the year as we are far away in Texas.
    Emily and Mike Poling

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  • Sunday, November 13
  • 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • Sunday, November 13
  • 4:00 pm