James "Jim" Byrd

Died: Sun., Mar. 25, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

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            James "Jim" Byrd, 92 of Bakersville, NC passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was the son of the late Rayburn and Mabel Webb Byrd and the husband of the late Lewelyn Blevins Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Lois Gouge and Betty Ayers and brother Hayes Byrd. Jim was a member of the Red Hill United Methodist Church and a US Navy veteran. He was a farmer and a truck driver for Mason-Dixon Trucking for 28 years.


            Survivors include his daughters: Sally Woody and husband Bruce and Molly Pore and husband Tom all of Bakersville; sons: James A Byrd and wife Charlene and Brown R. Byrd and wife Carolyn also of Bakersville; brothers: Bradley and Jack Byrd both of Bakersville; grandchildren: James, Kandra, Misti, Casey, Kali, TJ, and Lindsey; step granddaughter, Michelle; 7 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; special family friend, Marie Garland.


            The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm with Gene Lanier and Bob Hensley officiating. Military Honors will conclude the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday in the Byrd Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Red Hill United Methodist Church or the Byrd Cemetery Fund, PO Box 423, Bakersville, NC 28705.

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Sheila Gortney Floyd
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
Sally, Brownie, Jimmy and Molly....I extend my sincere sympathy. Jim will be missed in Red Hill. He was always kind and sweet to our family. I am sure there is a great reunion going on today. Love to all of you and you will certainly be in my prayers. May God grant you peace and solace in the coming days. Our strenth cometh from him.

Nona Cox
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was a dear friend of mine and I loved him very much. Loved the old stories he told me when I would come down and do his income tax. Heaven has gained another great one so till I see you again Jim!!

Marge Utterback
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Sally, Bruce, and family - We remember borrowing a truck to go visit the cabin. You dad was very kind and friendly. We are sorry for you loss. He will be missed. With Love, Marge and Jim Utterback

Pennie & Gary Greene
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Dearest Sally, Brownie, Molly & Jimmy.
We are so heart broken for each of you. Dude was so special to us & many more! But, I was thinking last summer how sad to see him not be able to do the things he had always done. He will be truly missed by us! But as we all know there are worst things than death...
God has a way preparing & helping all of us, as we approach this hard part of our lives. It is a hard thing when we lose our last parent, but always be glad you had a chance to experience the love from each, whether they were together or alone....it opens our eyes to things we might had never seen before.
We love you all & hate that we can't be there to give you that special hug & pay our last respect to this amazing man! However, each time we where around Dude, we enjoyed & usually gained something from him. Carry on as he would want you to... and thank God each day for allowing such an amazing man to be your father!!!!!

With Sympathy & Much Love,
Gary, Pennie, Jennings & Justin Greene

Gary & Nadine Barnett
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
So sorry for your all's loss.I know how it hurts, my family has gone to Heaven also. Just think he sure will not have to suffer any more in this old world. You have my prayers !

lloyd hise
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Sally, Bruce, Molly and family,
You are very fortunate to have Jim Byrd to encourage and love you. He was a kind
and good man who always put you first in all his plans. I was fortunate indeed to
have him as a client and friend for so many years. We will miss him but he will remain in
our hearts.
with kindest regards,
Lloyd Hise

Rose Harrell Johnson
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
My dear friend, Sally, so wish I could be with you during this time of sadness and to honor your Dad’s life. I have such fond memories of him and how much he loved his family. His passing is like the felling of another strong tree in the history of our community. He will be greatly missed. My love and condolences.

The Weavers
   Posted Wed March 28, 2018
We are so very sorry for your loss. We pray that “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6, 7) We look forward with you to the time when we will be able to welcome our loved ones back! (John 5:28, 29)

Rodger & Nancy Hinshaw
   Posted Wed March 28, 2018
Jim was respected and loved in the community and will be truly missed by all who have had the privileged to know him.

Margaret (Honeycutt) Ward
   Posted Wed March 28, 2018
So sorry to learn of your loss. I do apologize for not being at the reception of friends, I only learned of Jim's passing tonight around 9 p.m.. Love you all and I am praying for all the family.

Steve and Becky Pate
   Posted Sun April 01, 2018
Jimmie, Sally, Brownie, Molly, and Family,
We are so sorry that we could not make it to the funeral. We wanted to pay our respects to him and you. Eston always spoke fondly of Jim, they were buddies. We wanted you to know that we were thinking of you.
Steve and Becky Pate

Sandra garland Depew
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Sally and Jimmy, I will miss seeing and talking to Mr. Byrd. He sure did love his family and his farm. The memory that makes me smile is summer before last when he was on his 4-wheeler and spraying weeds in the hay field. He was enjoying that pretty sunshine day. He was a sweet heart and always fun to talk to.

Chance and Holly Boone
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
To Molly and all the family. We are so sorry about your dad. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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