Dennis Ray Byrd, 72, of Oneida, passed away July 4, 2017, at LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette.

Born in Scott County, April 8, 1945, he was preceded in death by his parents, Lydge Terry and Martha Cook; and wives: Geraldine Smith, Rudy Byrd and Vearl Byrd.

He was a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children: Ricky Byrd, Angela (Allen) Newport, and Denise Byrd, all of Helenwood, Mary (Danny) Lee of Annadell,  Melissa (Barry) Jones of the High Point community, and Heather (David) Rutherford of LaFollette; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted July 7, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Reynolds officiating.  Music was provided by New Life Singers. Interment followed at Peaceful Rose Cemetery.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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