John William ByrdI am a Veteran.

of Paragould, AR

December 1, 1924 - June 6, 2021

John Byrd, 96, of Paragould, formally of Marion, passed away Sunday, June 6, at his residence. He was born December1, 1924, in High Point, North Carolina, to S.J. and Bessie Nola Byrd.
John was previously a long-haul truck driver, a Gideon, an avid outdoors man and enjoyed gardening. He was a Nascar driver for two years and was in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Byrd was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents and two sons, John W. Byrd, Jr. and Danny Byrd.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Anne Byrd; son Tim (Lori) Byrd; daughter, Angela (Matt) Koonce; grandchildren, Jeremiah Byrd, Casey Fonticiella, Evan Byrd, Jenna Byrd, Kati Fortson, Emily Koonce, Nicholas Koonce, Caden Byrd, Logan Koonce, Zoe Byrd, Brody Byrd, Allison Koonce and Cali Byrd; and five great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be at the pavilion at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion, Saturday, June 12, at 12:30pm with Pastor Steve Jacobson officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers.

Preceding the service, visitation is at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers please consider a lasting memorial to Gideons International at The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

Roller-Farmers Union in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Service Information
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
201 North Pine Street
West Memphis,  AR 72301
6/12/2021 at 11:00 am
Graveside Service
Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Hwy 64
Marion,  AR 72364
6/12/2021 at 12:30 pm

Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Highway 64 West
Marion, AR 72364

Memorial Contributions
Gideons International
PO Box 9751
Washington, DC 20090

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
201 North Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72303