Rhora "Mac" Byrd, Jr.



Mr. Rhora “Mac” Byrd, Jr., 93, of Buies Creek passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at his home. He was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Rhora McNeil Byrd, Sr. and Mary Johnson Byrd of Bunnlevel. Mac was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps and served as a pilot during WWII. He was a graduate of Campbell College in Buies Creek. He was a teacher and sports coach in the local area. Mac pursued a career in the insurance industry in Atlanta, GA. After retiring, Mac moved back to Harnett County to enjoy his family and friends. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek. Mac will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend to all who ever met him. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kitty Byrd, second wife Anne Johnson Byrd and daughter, Sandra Hickey.

Mac is survived by his 2 sons, Jerry Byrd and wife Judy of Arizona and John Byrd of Buies Creek; 5 grandchildren, Josh, Lauren, Adam, James and Ashley; several great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 19, 2017 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel in Lillington. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Bunnlevel. The family will receive friends Sunday at the funeral home from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.