DeWitt "D.W." Byrd, Jr., 83, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020. He was born April 1, 1936 in Johnston County to the late DeWitt Byrd, Sr. and Nellie Lee Byrd. He honorably served his country in the US National Guard for 10 years, he retired after 30 years of service with NC State University as a research analyst.
Funeral service 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Central Baptist Church Chapel, 11109 Poole Road, Wendell. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:45 pm in the church fellowship hall.
Surviving: wife of 64 years, June Anderson Byrd; children: Teresa B. Freeman (Johnny), Randy Byrd (Carmen), Angie B. Mitchell (Jeff); grandchildren: Randi Byrd, Kelly Simmons (David), Tera Christmas (Trey), Reagan Byrd, Justin Mitchell; great-grandchildren: Breanna Simmons, Bailey Simmons, Bristol Simmons, Ryker Christmas, Jon Christmas; sisters: Betty Wallen, Becky Morton, Janie Perry (Marvin).
In addition to his parents, DeWitt was preceded in death by grandson, Jonathon Freeman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund.
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