He was born April 15, 1958 to Thomas and Norma (Hornick) Byrd, who precede him in death.
Jerry was a 1980 graduate of Tell City High School and worked for Northview Church in Carmel, IN, where he was a member. He enjoyed bowling and watching the Indianapolis Colts. Jerry was an active advocate for people with physical disabilities.
Surviving is a brother, Thomas Byrd and wife, Molly of Hardinsburg, KY; an uncle, Pat Alvey and wife, Glenda of Evansvile; aunts, Betty Byrd of Boone, Iowa and Melba McDurmott of Mt. Vernon, IN; niece, Erin Byrd of Hardinsburg, KY and nephew, Seth Byrd of Hardinsburg, KY
Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. CST at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Kizer will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 7 from 2:00-7:00 P.M. and Friday 9:00-11:00A.M. at the funeral home. (All times CST)
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to United Cerebral Palsy.