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Richard Ardell Byrd

November 20, 1951 ~ April 15, 2020 (age 68)



Richard A. “Coach B.” Byrd, age 68 of Tarboro passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

Richard touched the lives of many young people and adults in his 38 years of teaching and coaching. He enjoyed staying in touch with the many of his students and athletes, continuing to be a part of their adult life.

He enjoyed putting a smile on someone’s face, sharing a joke or as he put it “I’ve got a true story for you”.

He loved his son and daughter-in-law beyond words and was such as proud “Pop Pop” Byrd.

Richard is survived by his wife Marcia Byrd of the home, son Chris Byrd and wife Karli, grandchildren Jack and William Byrd, sister Anna Biernaki and husband Larry and Jackie Byrd, brother Doug Byrd, several nieces and nephews.

Due to Corona virus environment a private service is being held for the family, with the family’s and public’s safety in mind. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date with the friends invited.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the St. Jude children’s Research Hospital.


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