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