Raymond C Byrd

January 6, 1940February 3, 2020

Raymond Byrd, 80, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a member of the Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. He was a former employee of the City of Chattanooga for 15 years, in Parks & Recreation and was retired from the City of East Ridge Parks & Recreation. He built the ballfields and opened Montague Park in Chattanooga and also at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. He was preceded in death by his wife Carlene Byrd; daughter, Deborah Slavens; two grandsons, Christopher Byrd and Jonathan Byrd; brother, David Byrd. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Holder; sons, Edward (Joyce) Byrd and Michael Byrd; brothers, Wayne (Tammy) Byrd and Charles (Carol) Byrd; sister, Judy Wilbanks; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Valley View Chapel. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway. Please share your memories at:


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 6, 2020


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Shane Ferguson

February 17, 2020

I remember all the times at the ballpark with Raymond.... Such sad news!

Billie McEwen

February 5, 2020

I remember Raymond when he was at East Ridge high and played basketball for Coach McEwen. He was a nice young man and I remember Wayne and Judy at Spring Creek Elementary. I am sorry for your loss and send prayers . Billie McEwen

Tammy Byrd - Holder

February 5, 2020

I miss you already Dad, I dont even know where to start, you were my Life the past 9 years. You are now in heaven with Mom and all the others who have crossed over. My life will change forever. You were my everything , noone will ever take your place . I love you to the moon and back. Watch over me from above as I begin my new journey here on earth. Forever in my heart, Tammy

Jennifer Baker

February 4, 2020

You may have been my “Papaw” but I considered you my Daddy. I hope through the years I made you proud as I was always proud of you.

Edward Byrd

February 4, 2020

I love you daddy hope you're having fun chasing Chris around you were my life I hope I didn't disappoint you to much but I will make sure to not disappoint you now

Ann Tinker

February 4, 2020

I remember when Raymond worked at the park, I would get off work and go help him mowm He would say, let's go Annie the mower is already for you. I loved that man so much. He always had a joke for you. Always had a smile. Heaven gained another angel.