December 26, 2020, 82, Goldsboro
Julian Clarence Byrd, a long-time resident of Dania Beach and, later, Hollywood, FL, died December 26, 2020. Julian (known as J.C. to many) was born April 30, 1938, in Goldsboro, NC. He was the son of the late Samuel Davis and Emma Pate Byrd. He is also predeceased by his brother, Samuel Davis Byrd Jr.
J.C. graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1960, where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he worked for Theta Chi, traveling the US as a field representative. Subsequently, he worked as a travel agent for Thomas Cook.
He transferred to south FL with Thomas Cook in the late 1960s, where he became manager of their Ft. Lauderdale oﬃce. Later he was manager of Tivoli Travel in Ft. Lauderdale, where he spent the majority of his working years. He loved to travel, and his work aﬀorded him the opportunity to do so.
J.C. was a fan of all UNC sports, but especially basketball. He and his sister traveled to see Carolina play in five Final Fours and were fortunate enough to see the Heels win two national championships.
J.C. is survived by his sister Catherine E. Byrd of Richmond, VA, his sister-in-law Nancy G. Byrd of Chester, VA, nephews Samuel D. Byrd (Jo) of Richmond, VA, and Jeﬀrey G. Byrd (Sarah) of Maplewood, NJ, and niece Catherine B. Bushby (Skip) of Chestertown, MD. He is also survived by seven great-nieces and great-nephews — Kristin, Lauren, Nora, Leland, Davis, James, and Kai — and two great great-nieces and one great great-nephew — Ava-Rae, Asher, and Raiin.
J.C will be deeply missed by family and friends. Go Heels!
Due to COVID-19, the graveside service on January 6, 2021, will be private