John Lewis Byrd

John Lewis Byrd, 75, passed away April 9, 2018, surrounded by family, after a short bout with cancer.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel with visitation starting at noon. Interment will follow at Oakland Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Paul Brashier will officiate.

John was self-employed, a loving husband, and a father to two sons and multiple grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing with his wife of 51 years. Through all of his sickness, he kept his great attitude and sense of humor until the end.

He is going to be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Clara Byrd; sisters Vallie Ree Varner (E.G), Johnnie Lee Brownlee (Calvin V.) and Bonnie Sue Byrd; and one granddaughter, Jane Allison Byrd.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Byrd; sons Alvin (Alethea) Byrd and Scott (Leigh) Byrd; brother Tommy (Jane) Byrd; grandchildren Blake, Kaleigh, Cole and Dalton Byrd, Peyton (Kole) Hill and Hayden (Caleb) Powell; great-granddaughter Tatum Leigh Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Corey Brownlee, Justin Brownlee, Kyle Byrd, Mike Brownlee, Ed Brownlee and Brian Byrd.

To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.memorychapelllaurel.com.