John Larry Byrd, 77


DUNN — Mr. John Larry Byrd, 77, formerly of Cary, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Clayton House in Clayton.

Larry was born Nov. 16, 1941, in Johnston County, son of the late Walter F. and Thelma Southerland Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Pearl Thomas.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Dunn High School and had served in the Army National Guard in Dunn. He had worked most of his life as a sales representative in the grocery business and was a member of Westfield Baptist Church in Dunn.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Dunn.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sylvia Murray Byrd; brother, Carroll Byrd and wife Wilma of Dunn; and sister, Merle Johnson of Dunn.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, prior to the service, and other times at the home of Al and Susan Murray.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Baptist Church 700 N. Ashe Ave., Dunn, NC 28334.


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