James R. Byrum

Published 9:01 am Thursday, January 9, 2014

MENOLA – Mr. James Robert “Bob” Byrum, age 61, died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was a native of Hertford County born to Nannie Wiggins Byrum and the late J.B. Byrum.

He attended MurfreesboroHigh School in Murfreesboro. Mr. Byrum was a former employee of Perdue in Cofield where he was employed for twenty plus years.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors and had a great love for animals.

Besides his parents, Mr. Byrum is preceded in death by three sisters, Wanda Baggett, Nancy Pierce, and Myrtle Hollowell; and one brother Thomas D. Byrum.

Left to cherish Bob’s memory is a daughter, Bambi D. Byrum of Tarboro; a son, Samuel E. Byrum of Wilmington; four sisters, Susan Byrum Lewis and husband, Brent, of Kelford, Margaret Lynn Byrum and husband, Gary Gray, of Cary, Rhonda Byrum Earley and husband, Jimmy, of Harrellsville, and Betty Ann Byrum and husband, Ken Esbenshade, of Raleigh; two brothers, Johnny B. Bryum and wife, Ideal, of Woodland, and Clarence Earl Byrum and wife, Sonny, of Woodbridge, Virginia; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, with the Rev. David Pierce officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, will be handling the arrangements for the Byrum family and online condolences may be sent to them by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.