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.
John was a special brother-in law. He helped me & Austin so much when we got married. Helped us get our first house.I know you all will miss him so much.
Thoughts and Prayers from Spring River Home Health employees.
Ann, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing! I am sure there is a big hole in your heart as you face these days ahead without him! May the Lord comfort you! Tell Tim and the rest of the family that we are keeping you all in our prayers..😥
My thoughts and prayers go out to my Uncle Johns family . My Mom and Dad , Collie and Ronnie Byrd , will be waiting to greet him ! I have fond memories of a few Christmas Gatherings with my Uncle John.RIP Uncle John ! I love you 💜
I love my Uncle John , he surely will be missed. I miss our talks!! He was a wonderful man and loved my mom Jinny Byrd so much. They were always close. You will be missed my uncle John, I love you. Christine
Godspeed, Uncle John!