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October 29, 2010
I was saddened to hear Jeff had passed away. He was a smart and funny man and a great friend who helped me get a job with RJR when my life was a struggle and I really needed it. It has been years since I saw him, but it always did my heart good to hear what he had accomplished. Jeff is a guy you never replace. You just hope you can work a little of his magic back into the world a live each day a little richer for knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with Claudia and the whole family. God Bless.
October 28, 2010
Thank you Mr. Byrd for making Bristol what it is today. Thank you to the Byrd family for sharing your husband, father, with us. So very sorry for your loss---he was and is a great man!
October 28, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 24, 2010
During the fall of 2002, Jeff Byrd graciously invited Sullivan East High School to hold classes at the speedway. We will forever be grateful for everything he did for us during our time at the track. It was obvious that he truly cared about the students. Our community has lost one of its finest.
October 22, 2010
I knew Jeff since he became a part of the NHRA family and he became a really good friend to both my late husband Bob and myself. I have thought about him so much and kept him in my prayers during his illness. He will be missed by lots and lots of drag racing people.
My condolences go out to his family.
He is now in God's hands and out of all of his pain and suffering. God Bless. Eileen Daniels, NHRA
October 22, 2010
He was a person no one will forget
October 22, 2010
May God bless you and your family. My prayers and deepest condolences are with you. Shall the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Shall your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together that bring you comfort as you celebrate a life well lived. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
God does have a plan...It's just kind of hard to read the blueprints through the tears sometimes. Our loved ones that are gone on to Heaven are in the LORD’s hand now and we will hold them close within our hearts. They will always be alive in our hearts and there they will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again. Time may pass and fade away, but memories of them will always stay. Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal....... Love leaves a memory no one can steal. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure. Their life here on earth was a blessing, they are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

I thought you might enjoy this poem:

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there are no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you that entire God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com

October 21, 2010
For 20 years I took picturesof pre race cermonies. my most memorable experience was one time things got a little behind schedule, Jeff got on stage and directed his people to rush all of us off track, his last words of instructions were"but be nice to them." This was Jeff Byrd. He will be missed. Jerry Greene
October 21, 2010
He's not really lost to you for he's only gone away. He will be there at the dawning of a brighter, future day. He is just away. But he will always be a part of all the Wonderful memories that will live forever in your heart. May knowing that others care be a comfort to you at this difficult time. May God keep you safe in his loving arms.
October 21, 2010
This NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speeway fans family are saddened by the new of the loss of Jeff Byrd. To the Byrd family and all of NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway family, we hold you in our prayers and thoughts. (Booker/Ford/Palmer Family in Florida/OK)

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