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Bob Byrd

Sally Harrison  | Published on 9/18/2017
Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 NCHA Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Jayton, Texas.

Born on Sept. 11, 1928 to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, Bob Byrd and Maricate Warren married in September 1951. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maricate, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Starkey and her husband, Skip, of Cross Plains, Tex., and Lori Chisum and her husband, George, of Jayton; one son, Barry Byrd and his wife, Renee, of Weatherford, Tex.; one brother, Jim Byrd of Post, Tex.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or a charity of choice.