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March 01, 2024

John Wesley Byrd

John Wesley Byrd, 86, of Taylorsville, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Gordon Hospice House.

He was born on April 14, 1931, in Tennessee, son of the late John and Julia Key Byrd. John was a member at East Taylorsville Baptist Church and honorably served our country in the US Army during WWII and Korea.

Before retirement, he worked for over 17 years with Alexander County as a Solid Waste and Landfill Officer and had also worked for Ironworkers Local Union #63 in Chicago, Illinois.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 67 years, Lucy Byrd of the home; daughters, Pamela K. Byrd of Durham, and Debra “Dee” F. Moersch of Amarillo, Texas; brother, William Byrd of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Dorothy Lanning of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, and a memorial service to celebrate the life of John will follow, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Jamie Steele officiating. Inurnment will be with the family. Military rites will be provided by the National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675; or to a cancer program of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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