RALPH H. BYRD, age 87, of White Pine, TN passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at his home. Preceded in death by parents, William A. and Millie Byrd; sister, Sandra Byrd; brothers, Ernest Byrd and Doyle Byrd; sister, Bonnie Kirkendall; son-in-law, Bill Free. He was a member of French Broad Valley Baptist Church, and Brazelton Lodge #190. He was an avid supporter of the Danny Thomas St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ina Rose Byrd; son, Steven C. Byrd; daughters, Pat Dixon and Nina Gail Free; grandchild, Carlin Byrd; great-grandchildren, Haley Byrd and William Byrd; sisters, Margaret Byrd Watson (Delmar) and Lorene Byrd; several nieces and nephews; special buddy ,Tiki (Scoot); special friend, Larry Brooks. Masonic graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Pastor Kelly Reed officiating. The body will lie in state Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City. Farrar Funeral Home strongly encourages all CDC guidelines be followed, including the use of face masks. The family would like to thank Sasha Valentine and Avalon Hospice for all the wonderful care. . In consideration of the health and safety of all those attending the services, Farrar Funeral Home strongly encourages all CDC guidelines be followed, including the use of face masks.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN 865-475-3892