Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday May 22, 2019 in Spokane Washington.
Starlen is survived by his wife Carol; children, Titus (Nicci), Tasha (Minh), Lela (Mical), Gina (Darin), E’lhen Eugene, Shelby Nicole, Sammie (Marcus), Joey (Tyree), Michael (Alena) & Thomas Earl; 23 grandchildren, 12boys & 11girls; siblings, Rose, Shirley, Barry, & Angie; Step Dad, Sly Davis; numerous nieces & nephews, a large extended family and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Lilly and Luther Byrd, his mother Marilyn Davis and grandmother Pat Weber.
Starlen was born on April 22, 1962, and was a life long resident of Spokane, WA, and was blessed with a large and loving family. He loved his family immensely. He was a PROUD & devoted father and grandfather and enjoyed simply being together. He was an avid fisherman and made the most amazing fried chicken. His personality was as HUGE as his heart, and his fishing pole collection. He truly cared for everyone and it showed by all who knew him. He was a 30+ year Kaiser Aluminum employee and will be greatly missed.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2019 from 1-4 At Hennessey funeral home: 2203 N. Division.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday May 30, 2019 at 12p at New Hope Baptist Church: 9021 E. Boone Ave, Spokane Valley, WA, with reception to immediately follow. The gravesite service will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 4:30p.