Walter Christopher Byrd

September 3, 1958April 9, 2018

Walter Christopher "Chris" Byrd, a life long resident of Dunn, North Carolina passed peacefully at his home on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 59 years of age.

Chris was proceeded in death by his younger brother Corey Linwood Byrd.

Chris dearly loved his children and their mother, Marilyn Brewer-Byrd, and was a wonderful father to his children, which include: Walter Christopher "Chris" Byrd, Robert Corey Byrd and Lacie Sue Byrd all of Dunn. He is also survived by his devoted parents Walter L. Byrd and Carol Pope "Susie" Byrd.

For friends and family Chris's mischievous and fun loving personality will long be remembered. He was warm, kind, generous and he always knew how to make everyone laugh. Chris operated his past company Byrd Fasteners and Supply for over 25 years in southeastern North Carolina where he employed many family members including his siblings, parents and cousins.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bird watching and sports. He was a tropical fish enthusiast and had hoped to open a small company in the future.

Chris battled severe health problems the last several years of his life.

His bright smile and warm and funny spirit will be forever missed.

In addition to his parents and children, Chris also leaves behind two siblings: Cam Byrd and wife Kim of Hampstead; Carol Paquin and husband Croix of Wilmington; nieces: Katie Byrd and Caroline Paquin; and nephews: Cameron Byrd and Alex Paquin.

You are cordially invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Divine Street United Methodist Church.

A memorial service to commemorate the life of Walter Christopher "Chris" Byrd will be conducted on Thursday at 3:00 P.M in the sanctuary of Divine Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Gains officiating.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to Divine Street United Methodist Church 400 W. Divine Street, Dunn, NC 28334.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Walter Christopher Byrd

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Payton Walker

April 24, 2018

Hello Byrd Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent, and very tragic loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is comforting just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor: P.D.Walker.

Charlene Lee

April 13, 2018

Susie I am so sorry for the death of your son. I pray that you will find some peace and solace in precious memories that I know you have. May God bless you and comfort you and your precious family. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Charlene Lee

Woody, Gail and Courtney Weeks

April 11, 2018

May God give you strength to endure the coming days and bless you with precious memories.