John Byrd (1960 - 2014)

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John A. Byrd


John Alvin Byrd, 53, of 638 Groce Meadow Road, died June 28, 2014 at his home.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, son of John Henry Byrd of Pawleys Island and the late Patricia Satterfield Byrd, he was a former employee of Textron. He played for the Palmetto Spinners Basketball Team and was a longtime volunteer at Roger C. Peace, where received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his volunteer work.

Also surviving are his wife, Tammy Kennette Byrd of the home; his step-mother, Dreama Byrd of Pawleys Island; and two brothers, Timothy Byrd of Atlanta, Georgia and Steven Smith of Blacksburg.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite A, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078.

Online condolences may be made at

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The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351
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Published in The Greenville News on June 30, 2014
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