Memorial Tribute – John Edmund Byrd, Sr.
John Edmund Byrd, Sr. died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 while under hospice care at the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. John was born in North Little Rock to his parents, John and Anna Mae Byrd, on May 8, 1925. He retired in 1991 with honors after 45 years of service with North Little Rock Electric. John served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Wingfield. He was an active member of the Friendship Sunday School class during his healthy years and also served the church in other ways. John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David Byrd. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Martha Byrd; his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Darrel Reedy; his brothers, Tommy and Wayne Byrd; his grandchildren, Michael Byrd and his wife, Elizabeth, and David Byrd; his great-grandchildren, Jackson and Mallory Byrd. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, at the church and Friday, March 23, at the Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. We extend our Christian love and prayers to Louise and to each member of the Byrd family.