February 17 2020
Jack Lanier Byrd February 17, 2020 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Jack Lanier Byrd, a Bella Vista resident of over 40 years, passed away February 17th in his home. Jack was the oldest of three children born to John and Sarah (Sallie) Ridgway Byrd in 1918 in Vinita, Oklahoma, where he grew up. Jack skipped two grades in high school and got his degree in chemical engineering at Oklahoma State University. In 1940, he joined the air force and was an instructor and navigator. After marrying his lifelong partner Grace Downey, his work as a petroleum engineer took them to several places in the US, as well as Canada and England. Upon Jack’s retirement they moved to Bella Vista in 1976 where he oversaw the building of their home, including hand laying a long brick driveway. He became an active volunteer in the Community Church. He was treasurer of the symphony orchestra in Fayetteville and an avid ballroom dancer. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh and he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jack is survived by two daughters and five grandchildren. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralmation.com. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jack Lanier Byrd February 17 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Bella Vista, state: Arkansas