Robert Earl Byrd

January 6, 1951June 23, 2011

Robert “Bobby” Earl Byrd, 60, passed away on June 23, 2011 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and was awarded a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a member Cove City Missionary Baptist Church. the Cove City Volunteer Fire Department, the EAA Chapter of Winterville Flight Club and Ionic Lodge No 583, AF & AM. Bobby was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a friend to many who will be greatly missed.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Horace Byrd and Ellen Townsend. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Ann Leamy Byrd; his daughter, Christina Byrd Glancy (Kennith); two grandchildren, Thomas Glancy and Amber Glancy; his brothers Durwood Byrd and Tony Byrd and his sister, Starlene Brown. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Helen Leamy; sisters-in-law, Mary Newton, Therese Butch and Veronica Bennett ; brother-in-law, Walter Leamy III, and his devoted special furry friend, Buddy.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 26th at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 27th at Cove City Missionary Baptist Chuch with Rev. Wayne Best officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites and Military Honors will follow the service in the Tyndall Family Cemetery in Pink Hill. Following the burial, lunch will be provided for the family and friends at the church. Please join them for a time of fellowship and celebrating Bobby’s life.

For those considering donations, please make a contribution in Bobby’s memory to Cove City Missionary Baptist Church, Cove City Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.


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ann byrd

June 30, 2011

Bobby took a piece of my heart when he went to Heaven. I will never forget this wonderful man who truly loved me and everyone else. Ann and Buddy

June 29, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. We love you Ann!!!! Walt, Jackie and Kids


June 28, 2011

Sorry for you loss Ann. bobby was special to you and no one can change that. hop you get back to you old self. it will take time.

Johnny,Cheryl Allinen

June 28, 2011

Sorry for your loss. May the LORD touch you in a special way during this time. Bobby was a friend to all.

Lori Tatum

June 28, 2011

Bobby always made me feel welcome! To Durwood and his family~ my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Jeanne Balaoing

June 27, 2011

Ann, my thoughts are with you and your family in the days ahead. I only met your husband a few times, and he was always friendly, smiling and we shared a couple of laughs together. I knew since he was married to you he was a great guy. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

scott/ meredith moore

June 27, 2011

The thing we will miss the most is seeing you out walking buddy during the day working in the shop or your favorite cutting the grass! its gona be hard not having that wonderful neighboro to just chat with.. we know your in a better place still smileing !!our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. you will be missed truly mr bobby

Debbie Derr

June 26, 2011

Oh Anne, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry. If you need anything, know that I'm here.

Sandy Klingenstein

June 26, 2011

Ann and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I will lift you before the Lord in the difficult days ahead.

Sandy Klingenstein

Gwen Hughes Denson

June 26, 2011

Robert you will be missed by all. Tell mom and all of our relatives we love and miss them.