Mr. Jennings “Jay” C. Byrd, age 89, of Tullahoma, passed away Thursday evening at Harton Regional Medical Center.
A native of Wilmington, N.C. he was the son of the late Henry Carson and Addie Mae Byrd.
A graduate from the University of North Carolina in 1947, Mr. Byrd was an avid lifelong North Carolina basketball fan. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corp, from 1943-1945, before starting work at AEDC in 1952 as a personnel manager and recruiter, where his career spanned 30 years. In 1954, he married his loving wife, Maude Stone Moore Byrd, who preceded him in death in 2003.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister; Dorothy Byrd Hardy and one brother; Henry Carson Byrd II.
He is survived by one son; David Jennings (Janice) Byrd of Tullahoma, one daughter; Marilyn Howard of Tullahoma, two grandchildren; Jonathan Byrd and Stephanie Howard, one sister; Mary Frances (Lee) Byrd Otts, and a special nephew; Dr. Gregg (Ellen) Hardy of North Carolina and several other nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 12:00PM until 2:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 2:00PM in the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Murdoch officiating.
Burial will follow in Lynchburg City Cemetery.
Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.