James Frank Byrd

James Frank Byrd, 87, widower of Shirley Ann Potts Byrd, of Pelzer, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, May 21, 2023.  Born in Marietta, GA, James was a son of the late Charlie Frank and Mary Magdalene Cagle Byrd.

James is survived by his daughter, Gloria J. Luna of Pelzer; his son, James F. Byrd, Jr of Cookeville, TN; four grandchildren, Jonathan Luna and his wife, Katelyn, Meagan Granbois and her husband, Garrett; Melanie Stoutt and her husband, Trevor, and Morgan Byrd; eleven great grandchildren; two brothers, Rayford Byrd of Marietta, GA, and Jack Byrd of Dallas, GA; and a sister, Mary Gilmore of Acworth, GA.

In addition to his wife and parents, James was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Claud Luna and his brother, Charles Byrd.

A visitation will be on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Heritage Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 pm.  The Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at Heritage Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.  Click here to watch the service

Burial will be on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Chattahoochee Baptist Church, 375 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 213 West Curtis Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Condolences to the family of James Frank Byrd

  • Lee Attaway
    1 year ago

    Sending prayers 🙏 for Gloria and the family

  • Henrietta Baker
    1 year ago

    Sorry for your loss. I’m praying for the family.

  • W. Kent Ashley
    1 year ago

    My condolences to Gloria and all the family. My prayers for our Lord’s love and peace be with you all!

  • Rene Hyatt
    1 year ago

    Very sorry such a sweetheart will be truly missed

  • So sorry Gloria and family. He was a good, kind man. God bless you all.

  • Debbie Welborn
    1 year ago

    Our sincerest sympathy Gloria. We are keeping you and family in our prayers. Much love!

  • Linda Carpenter
    1 year ago

    Gloria we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard and Linda Carpenter

  • Pauline Martin
    1 year ago

    So sorry Gloria. I knew James even before he married my sister Shirley. I have alot of fond memories of James. Love you. Take care of yourself, and I will see you Thursday.

    Love, Aunt Polly

  • Ron & Gail Young
    1 year ago

    Gloria, Gail and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. May the memory of good times in the past, along with the love of God and the love of family and friends help ease your sorrow as you face this time of grief. We will be praying for everyone.

  • nicholas howard
    1 year ago

    Gloria , A special prayer for you and your family during this time of grief . We enjoyed knowing and talking your Dad . Nick & Ellen Howard

  • James and my husband were in the same Sunday School class for several years. He also sat near us during the preaching service every Sunday. He was a very kind, gentle man that we felt honored to know. I will keep all of his family in my prayers.

  • David Smith
    1 year ago

    Dear Gloria,
    Your Augusta Road United Methodist Church Family keeps you, Jonathan, and your Family, in our steadfast prayers with your Dad’s passing.

    Grace and God;s Peace,
    David Smith

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