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George Clifford Byford

Sep 26, 1927 - Oct 18, 2019 (Age 92)

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Sorry for your loss, many fond memories growing up

Sorry to hear about Clifford

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Jane and Bill,
Sorry to hear about the loss of you husband and dad.

Jane and Bill, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you.

There would never be enough time with you Uncle Clifford if you lived to be 200 years old. I will always love you, now and forever!

Hey Bill (and everyone in the family). I'm sorry to read about the loss of your Dad. Hopefully, you get much comfort and satisfaction knowing what a long and prosperous life he led.

Mr Byford was a great employee of Middle Tn Mental Health Institute for many years but more importantly he was a fine man. He will be missed by all who the privilege of knowing him.

Jill, so sorry to hear of the los.od your father on law. My prayers will be with you and your extended family.


George's Obituary

George Clifford Byford, age 92 of Murfreesboro, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was born in Muncie, Indiana and was a native of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. He was a son of the late William Calvin and Nora Simmons Byford. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Clyde Byford, Katherine Byford Carroll, Helen Byford Smith, Sue Byford Davis; and a great grandson, Nolan Venable.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jane Byford; their children, Steve Byford and wife Linda of Christiana, Joanne Byford Venable and husband Steve of Murfreesboro, and William Byford and wife Jill of Bell Buckle; grandchildren, Wade Byford, Greg Venable and wife Tessa, Grace Venable James and husband Steven, Boston, Carley, and Carson Byford; great grandchildren, Caleb and Kennedy Venable, Claira and Evelyn James, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family.

Mr. Byford was a 1946 graduate of Central High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church and Farris Chapel United Methodist Church. He retired from the State of Tennessee after 30 years of service.

Visitation will be 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 pm in the Parker Hill Cemetery in Cannon County with Steve, Wade, and William Byford, Greg and Steve Venable, and Steven James serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Boston and Carson Byford and Caleb Venable.

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