October 5, 1942 ~ July 13, 2015
Richard "Tony" Byrd, age 72 of Carthage died Monday (July 13, 2015) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage conducted by the Rev. Rick Martindale and Gregg Newton. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Otha McKinley and Lucille Sheppard Byrd. He was a farmer for many years and also worked for American Tobacco Company and Sanford Contractors.
Earlier in life he was active in the Carthage Jaycees and a volunteer on the Carthage Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
He was preceded in death by: his sister and brother in law Nancy and John Gawarecki.
He is survived by: his wife of 53 years Alice Scott Byrd; sisters Ezelle Garrison and husband Fred of West End, Marie Morris of Raeford, Irene Scott of Kent, WA, Sue Whitley of West End; brother David Byrd, Sr. and companion Joan Gebbia of Wilmington; 21 nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or First Presbyterian Church, building fund, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Byrd family.