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Bobby Joe Byrd

June 20, 1932 November 24, 2017
Bobby Joe Byrd
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Bobby Joe Byrd, 85, passed away on Nov. 24, at Novant Health, Matthews, NC.

He was born in Harrisonburg, VA on June 20, 1932. In addition to his parents, Clarence Seldon Byrd and Pamma Ethel Landes, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Faith Theresa Byrd; a brother, Howard Byrd; and nine sisters, Charlotte Peacock, Jessie Beall, Anna Foley, Lola Holsinger, Martha Lee Byrd, Joyce Craun, Janet Lam, Lois Cook, and Shirley Flick.
Mr. Byrd served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a contract driver for the US Postal Service for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Laura May Hanger Byrd; two sons, Douglas Byrd and his wife Teresa, of Winchester, VA, Keith Hamilton and his wife Freya of Charlotte, NC; four daughters, Debra Byrd and her husband, Thom Sukalac, of Atlanta, GA, Martha Calderwood and her husband Chris, of Islamorada, FL, Marie Sproul and her husband, Eric, of Charlotte, NC, Michele McMichael and her husband, Scott, of Bunker Hill, WV, and seven grandchildren, Brianna, David and Lauren Calderwood, Taylor and Adam McMichael, and Sofia and Viviana Hamilton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater on January 13, 2018, at 10:00 am for all family and friends. 

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Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA

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