CONWAY, NC – Charles Ronald Byrd, Sr., age 71, of Jenkins Mill Road, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Byrd was born on September 25, 1948 to Tommy and Nellie Harrell Byrd in Hertford County, NC. Charles served his country proudly in the United States Air Force before retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. Upon retirement, Charles worked with quality control with a couple of different manufacturing companies. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and spending time at the beach. Charles will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Byrd, a son, Thomas Byrd, and brothers, Gene and Benny Byrd.
Charles is survived by a son, Charles Byrd, Jr. and wife Robin of Murfreesboro; daughter-in-law, Melinda Byrd of Bristol, VA; two grandsons, Josh Byrd and Christopher Byrd, both of Murfreesboro; three granddaughters, Hannah, Stella, and Taylor Byrd, all of Bristol, VA; a brother, Joe Byrd of Gates, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Matt Ledbetter, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 930 B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search fund, type: Charles Byrd.
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Byrd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.