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Jerry F. Byrd

November 10, 1940 — May 21, 2023

Paris, TN

Jerry F. Byrd, age 82, of Paris, TN, passed away peacefully at his residence, May 21, 2023.

He retired at age 55 from the Paris Post Office where he spent 30 years as a city mail carrier.

Jerry was an Army veteran.  He was stationed in Thule, Greenland and loved his time in the service.  He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and rode up until he was 78.  He enjoyed NASCAR, working on old cars, and traveled the southeast for years showing his car or truck at rod run shows.  He was an avid reader and spent the last few years reading westerns.

Born Nov 10, 1940, in Detroit, MI, to the late Howard T. Byrd and the late Corinne Hill-Byrd.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his oldest brother, Lawrence “Sonny” Byrd and sister-in-law, Beverly Jean Byrd.

He is survived by his brother, Charles Byrd and sister-in-law, Merle Byrd, of Chicago, IL; his daughter, Teresa Byrd McCafferty of Paris; his son, Adam (Dawn) Byrd of Milan, TN; his former wife and mother of his children, Delores Byrd-Lynch; four grandsons, Creighton, Curtis and Cullen Brown of the Nashville, TN area, and Colton Robertson of Paris; one granddaughter, Victoria Zeiger of Shelby Township, MI; and eight great grandchildren.  

Jerry did not want a traditional funeral service but wanted everyone to know he loved his hometown of Paris, TN, and his friends there.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 2:00 pm at VFW Post 1889, 2512 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.



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