Arthur Stanton Byrd, Sr.
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“Dear Family, I was saddened to hear about Stan's passing. I was his machinist at the main store from '72-'77. He taught me well and I have nothing...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert M. Landrum - Morehead City, NC

“Christine and family, I'm so sorry for your loss! Please know that my thoughts, prayers and my sympathies are with you and that your love for Stan...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Neta Davis - Burlington, NC

“May God comfort your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: W.D. and Connie Yarbrough - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will be missed. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Billy Chrismon - Gibsonville, NC

“Dear Aunt Christine, Paula, and all, We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Stanton's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: judy bandy - virginia beach, VA

“Dear John & Paula, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Steve & Kathy Martin - Graham, NC

“Dear Paula and John, We were sorry to hear about your Father and Father-In-Law. We are sure he will be truly missed by your Family. Our thoughts...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Marsha & Donnie Laws - Burlington, NC

“Aunt Christine and Paula & Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Stan was a GOOD Man.....Love Pat ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Byrd Ellis - Dunn, NC

“Dear Paula and Aunt Christine- Geoffrey and I were so sorry to hear about Uncle Stan's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jeana Byrd Lee - Roswell, GA


Arthur Stanton "Stan" Byrd, Sr., 87, of The Village at Brookwood, died at the Hospice Home on January 2, 2009.
Mr. Byrd was born on December 15, 1921 in Harnett County, NC. He was the husband of Christine Parker Byrd, who survives, and was the son of Cosby Roscoe Byrd, Sr. and Naomi Jones Byrd, both deceased. Upon graduation from Boone Trail High School in Harnett County in 1940, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he fought for his county during WWII and served until 1946. While in the U.S. Navy, he served aboard the U.S.S. Mississippi and the U.S.S. Columbia. In 1947, he joined Motor Parts Corporation, now known as NAPA. In conjunction with his brothers, Mr. Byrd founded Byrd Auto Parts in 1954 and remained president until 1991. When not working at Byrd Auto Parts, he could be found with his family at one of his farms or at Oak Island, NC. He was a member of Glen Hope Baptist Church and the NC Automotive Wholesalers Association. He served on the Board of Directors of Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. for 18 years and was president for three terms.
Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Paula Byrd Reardon and her husband, John Joseph Reardon of Burlington; a son, Arthur "Art" Stanton Byrd, Jr. of Graham; three granddaughters, Brittney Reardon Coleman and her husband, Jonathan Edward Coleman of Charlotte, NC, Katherine Ryan Reardon of Washington, D.C. and Margaret "Maggie" Christina Reardon of Burlington; siblings, C.G. Byrd, Sr. and H. Watson Byrd, both of Burlington, Doris Byrd Wood of Lillington, NC, Marie Byrd Clark of West Chester, PA and Linda Byrd Williams of Dunn, NC; and many loved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Rev. Ralph O. Byrd, R.K. Byrd, Sr., C.R. Byrd, Jr. and Lewis Talmadge Byrd.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, January 5, 2009 at Glen Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Byrd and Rev. Larry Redding. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9-10:45 Monday morning at the church prior to the service and other times at the residence of the daughter, Paula Byrd Reardon, 421 Greenfern Court, Burlington, NC. Mr. Byrd will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory until taken to the church Monday morning.
The family would like to thank the staff of Windsor at The Village at Brookwood for their loving care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc., 408 West Trade St., Burlington, NC 27217.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com

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