James Robert Byrum

March 17, 1952 - January 5, 2014

03/17/1952 - 01/05/2014

Past Services

Wednesday January 08, 2014
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday January 09, 2014
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Mr. James Robert ‘Bob’ Byrum, age 61 died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was a native of Hertford County born to Nannie Wiggins Byrum and the late J.B. Byrum. He attended Murfreesboro High School in Murfreesboro, NC. Mr. Byrum was a former employee of Perdue in Cofield, NC where he was employed for twenty plus years. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors and had a great love for animals.

Besides his parents, Mr. Byrum is preceded in death by three sisters; Wanda Baggett, Nancy Pierce and Myrtle Hollowell and one brother Thomas D. Byrum.

Left to cherish Bob’s memory is a daughter Bambi D. Byrum of Tarboro, North Carolina, a son Samuel E. Byrum of Wilmington, North Carolina, four sisters; Susan Byrum Lewis and husband Brent of Kelford, North Carolina, Margaret Lynn Byrum and husband Gary Gray of Cary, North Carolina, Rhonda Byrum Earley and husband Jimmy of Harrellsville, North Carolina and Betty Ann Byrum and husband Ken Esbenshade of Raleigh, North Carolina, two brothers, Johnny B. Bryum and wife Ideal of Woodland, North Carolina and Clarence Earl Byrum and wife Sonny of Woodbridge, Virginia, 4 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11 AM at the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, North Carolina with Rev. David Pierce officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, North Carolina.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, North Carolina will be handling the arrangements for the Byrum family and online condolences may be sent to them by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

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Angela Rowe
10 years ago

RIP Uncle Bob.

johnnie b byrum
10 years ago

Bob was one of a kind! Rest in Peace Brother.

Amanda Byrum
10 years ago

Goodbye Uncle Bob. May you rest in peace.

Eddie Thompson
10 years ago

RIP Bob. May the fishing be great where you are now!

Johnna Thompson
10 years ago

Goodbye, Uncle Bob. You are missed.

Sharon Vinson
10 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time. Much love to you – Sharon L. Vinson, Clayton, NC

Wendy Johnson Marks
10 years ago

I was sorry to hear of another loss in the Byrum Family. May God wrap his loving arms around you in this time of grief.

Cecelia Wiggins Bracy
10 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

ricky vinson
10 years ago


Thelbert Brown
10 years ago

To Bob’s family.

Some of my best and good times when growing up in Menola was spent with my friend Bob. He was always a happy go lucky person with a wonderful sense of humor. It was always great to see him when I would come to visit. There’ll never be another one like him and he’ll be sorely missed by all who knew him.

His friend always: