Jerry Byrd


April 10th

Jerry Byrd, 77, of Syracuse passed away on April 8, 2024 at his home.  He was born on October 30, 1946 in Syracuse to Robert & Mary Jane (Knisley) Byrd.  He was a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam from 1968 – 1970.  He retired as a Syracuse Firefighter, having served 33 years including 10 years as Chief.  Jerry is survived by his daughter – Gina (Kevin) Grindle of Syracuse.  Son – Wesley Byrd of Syracuse.  4 grandchildren.  3 sisters – Sheryll (Dave) Rieder of Birchwood, WI, Rhonda (Scott) Green of Muncie, and Brenda (Gary) Byrd of Warsaw.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.  He was preceded by his wife – Glenda (Biller) Byrd in 2013, as well as his infant son Jerry Lee Byrd II.  Private graveside services will be held at the Syracuse Cemetery.  Eastlund Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Preferred Memorials may be directed to Turkey Creek Fire Department 8138 E. McClintic Rd.  Syracuse, IN 46567.


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