1941 - 2015 Ray Byrd, 73, of Nederland, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was born on February 10, 1941, in Shelbyville, Texas to the late Joseph Warren Byrd, Sr. and Ada Brittian Byrd. Ray worked as Assistant Chief Appraiser for the Jefferson County Appraisal District. Ray is survived by his wife, Frances Byrd of Nederland; son, Marty Byrd and wife, Sheila of Nederland; grandchildren, Joshua Byrd of Nederland, and Justin Byrd of Nederland; brother, James Byrd and wife JoAnn of Nederland; and sister, Marie Fleming of Shelbyville. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Warren Byrd, Jr. and wife, Mary E. Byrd. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with Masonic Services at 6:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Reynolds Cemetery in Shelbyville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Attention: Development Office Unit 705, P.O. Box 301439 Houston, TX 77230, or you can donate by going online at: gifts.mdanderson.org. Details and registry available at: Melancons.org.
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Melancon's Funeral Home
1605 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 16, 2015