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Gene Harvey Byrd

April 12, 1951 - September 22, 2019

MURFREESBORO, NC – Gene Harvey Byrd, age 68, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Gene was born on April 12, 1951 to Tommie Eliphlet Byrd and Nellie Harrell Byrd in Murfreesboro, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Gene worked as the Public Works Director for the Town of Murfreesboro for over thirty years before retiring. He was also Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department Chief for many years. Gene was known as “Mr Fix It”, having a fix for most things. He was very fond of woodworking and has built many cabinets for others. Gene was extremely proud of his family and loved spending time with them. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Byrd.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife Donna, his daughter, Kim Byrd Roberts and husband James of Conway, NC; his son, Jason Byrd and wife Elizabeth of Ayden, NC; four granddaughters, Kayleigh Roberts, Megan Roberts, Macie Byrd, and Addison Byrd; one grandson, Caden Byrd; two brothers, Charles Byrd and wife Barbara of Conway, NC, and  Joseph Byrd of Eure, NC; along with many extended family and friends.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel will be open for visitors on Wednesday, September, 25, 2019 until 7:00 pm for anyone that would like to view and pay their respects. A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 6, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Byrd family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


Riverside Cemetery

Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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