James F. Byrd 78 of Frankfort passed away at 1:31 p.m. September 11, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born December 5, 1936 in Woodruff County, Arkansas to the late Alfred and Willa Mae (Surratt) Byrd. He married Ruth C. Barnes on November 28, 1958 in Frankfort, Indiana and she survives.
Jim had lived in Clinton County since 1952 and was a 1955 graduate of Michigantown High School. He retired from Delco Electronics after 30 years on Sept. 11, 1987. A veteran of the US Navy, he served from November of 1958 to November of 1964 in Japan and Midway in the South Pacific. Mr. Byrd attends The Bible Holiness Church, Frankfort, IN. Jim was a true family man who loved his children and grandchildren greatly. He was known as the “Tomato Man” and was planning for next year’s season.
Visitation and Services
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 15th at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.
Spouse: Ruth C. Byrd 1 Daughter: Tammy Kinsler of Frankfort 3 Sons: James Robert “Bob” Byrd of Monticello Billy Ray (Maribel) Byrd of Frankfort Tony A. (Grace Ann) Byrd of Frankfort 4 Brothers: Richard C. Byrd of Frankfort Thomas C. Byrd of Jasper, Indiana Edward J. Byrd of Oklahoma City, OK John A. Byrd of Searcy, AR. Also 24 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren survive.