January 6, 2021, 84, Faison –
Marshall Stanley Byrd, 84, native of Faison, and resident of the Beautancus community near Mount Olive for many years, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 at his home. After serving his Lord in various capacities, including being the long-time song leader at Bear Marsh Baptist Church, he now has been welcomed into the heavenly portals by the Father Almighty.
Stanley had been a volunteer fireman with Calypso Fire Department, from which he was retired. He enjoyed fishing and going to local high school football games. His working career began as a young boy with his parents on the family farm. He served in the United States Army and began his route salesman employment with Pepsi-Cola Company, and then Coca-Cola. Lastly, he was employed by Lance snack foods. Hence, he was known far and wide as both “the Coca-Cola man” and “the Lance man.”
His life will be remembered in a graveside service which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, in the Brock-Davis Family Cemetery on the Elbert Davis farm. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Rose.
In lieu of flowers, it is a family request that memorial gifts be made to Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, Fla. 34746 (www.givekidstheworld.org).
He is survived by his wife, Ann Douglas Davis Byrd, of the home; four children and spouses, DeWayne Byrd of Greenville, Darwin and Ginny Byrd, and Darrell and Jennifer Byrd, all of Beautancus, and Renee B. and Steve Bradshaw of Newton Grove; four beloved grandchildren, Braxton Bradshaw and Barrett Bradshaw, both of Newton Grove, and Davis Byrd and Ava Byrd, both of Beautancus; three brothers and a sister, Mitchell Byrd of Cary, Kenneth Byrd of Dunkirk, Md., Helen Byrd Pate Jackson of Mount Olive, and Jimmy Byrd of Faison; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean O. Byrd of Mount Olive, Jimmy and Patricia Davis of Beautancus, and Kaye D. Grady of Surf City; and many nieces and nephews.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Virginia Chestnutt Byrd; and a brother, Dallas S. Byrd.
A Tyndall Service.