Farewell to Bob Byrd

Bob Byrd • Photo courtesy of the NCHA

Bob Byrd, 88, the 1964 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Co-Champion and a contestant and honoree in the NCHA Futurity 50th Anniversary Champions Cup in 2011, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Jayton, Texas. Byrd was born on Sept. 11, 1928, to Charlie and Lizzie Byrd, and married Maricate Warren in September 1951.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home, 3101 College Avenue, Snyder, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church, 110 Travis Street, in Jayton. Burial will follow at Clairemont Cemetery.

Byrd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Starkey and her husband, Skip, of Cross Plains, Texas, and Lori Chisum and her husband, George, of Jayton; one son, Barry Byrd and his wife, Renee, of Weatherford, Texas; one brother, Jim Byrd, of Post, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or a charity of choice.