John Stephen Byrd


On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, John Stephen Byrd, loving husband, best friend, and dedicated father of two children, passed away at the age of 61.
John was born on December 21, 1957 in Houston, Texas to John Franklin Byrd and Francis Byrd. He graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas on May 26, 1978. John was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), and was currently a Project Manager, with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) at the Wynne Unit.
John had a passion for life. He loved dove hunting, watching baseball, and just being at his farm mowing, fishing and having fun with his dog Lucy and cat Ernie. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family. John never met a stranger, he was known for his quick wit, his humor and his kind and compassionate spirit. John loved his family and was a wonderful Father and Husband.
John was preceded in death by his father, John Franklin and Mother Francis. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, his two children, Morgan and Hoke Byrd. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home on 1700 Normal Park Dr., Huntsville, TX at 2 O'clock p.m. You may leave written memorials at
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Sissy Bounds
Jul 14, 2019
There are no words to ease the pain or loss from losing your husband & the father of the kids. The Lord called him & John went. We all will see him again. Sissy , Morgan & Hoke you are in my prayers
& love you.