Rev. Clarence Byrd

Rev. Clarence Paul Byrd

Sunday, April 21st, 1940 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Clarence Paul Byrd Obituary

Funeral services for Reverend Clarence Paul Byrd, age 79 of Manchester and formerly of Maryville, will be conducted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 100 S. Rankin Road, Alcoa, Tennessee with Dr. Steve Hodges and Reverend Greg Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN with Reverend Jake Dorak officiating. Reverend Byrd passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Clarence was born on April 21, 1940 in Pioneer, TN to the late Henry and Minnie Lou Byrd. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was the Founder and Pastor of Graceway Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI for 13 years and the Pastor of Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Louisville, TN for 20 years. Clarence held a bachelor’s degree from Faith Evangelistic Theological Seminary. He strived to have a heart like Christ. He was a licensed funeral director in the State of Tennessee and was the former owner of Byrd’s Mortuary in Maynardville, TN. Mr. Byrd was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family was his ultimate accomplishment and he loved nothing more than to show them off. Clarence had a heart of gold and was always known for his willingness to give anything he had to anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hollis Byrd. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda Jane Byrd; daughter, Sherree’ Bowen and husband John “JB”; grandson, Bryan McAdams and wife Kaitlyn; granddaughter, Kayla Rose and husband Michael; granddaughters, Brylyn and Madison McAdams; brother, Glenn Byrd and wife Barb; sisters, Henrietta Sharp, Sandra Varner; sister-in-law, Mary Byrd; several nieces, nephews, many special friends and family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Calvary Baptist Church
    100 S. Rankin Road
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 7:00pm
    Calvary Baptist Church
    100 S. Rankin Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Steve Hodges
    Rev. Greg Williams
  • Interment

    Rose Hill Memory Gardens
    Graveside service 2 P.M. Monday, January 20, 2020.


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Jenny kitts ..sisters

Posted at 06:08pm
We are praying for you guys..truly hated to hear this. LOVED HIM LOVE YOU GUYS SISTERS RESTAURANT.... JENNY AND GLENDA

Jenny kitts ..sisters

Posted at 06:06pm
Loved that they enjoyed our cooking at sisters restaurant our chicken lovers he loved....we lived him praying for you all myself and glenda will be opraying for you guys

May williams Posted at 09:18am

My deepest condolences too Linda,Sheere and Glen, and grandkids,great grandkids too. And everybody else. I really miss all the good times with all the Byrd Family. He was a great father,grandfather, husband too. He 2as be deeply missed a lot by everybody. And spend lots of time with Boo,Brenda,Siisy too had lots of fun back then. GOD Bless! Lots of love may

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