Jackie Wayne Byrd

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jackie Wayne Byrd, 74, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born on September 19, 1939, in St. Francis, Ark., and was the son of the late Orba and Lillian (Ward) Byrd.

He was united in marriage to Mary (Finley) Moore on May 27, 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Larry, Ricky and Jimmy Byrd and two stepchildren, Diana DeStefano and Curtis Bruce Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Byrd of Piggott, Ark.; his children, Phyllis Byrd of Michigan, Carroll Jackson Byrd (Christie) of Florida and Jacklynn Rice (Marcus) of Paragould, Ark.; stepchildren, Janet MacDonald (David) of Piggott, Ark. and Glen Moore (Sherry) of Piggott, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orbylene Willard (Bob) of Campbell, Mo., and Alice Key of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Danny Byrd (Debbie) of Patton, Mo. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Richardson officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.