Jacob Thomas "Peanut" Byrd

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Phoenix, Ariz.

Jacob Thomas "Peanut" Byrd, 74, of Phoenix, Ariz., son of the late Porter and Lena Byrd of Leachville, died Nov. 29, 2006, in Phoenix after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Askey Byrd; daughter, Nelena Malonado (Tommy); sons, Jeffery and Robert; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Phoenix, and three stepchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Moba Lee Byrd Miller, of Leachville, and brother, Tommy Byrd of Woonsocket, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Darlene; sister, Aligene (Byrd) Anthony Joyce, and brother, Terry Wayne Byrd.

A memorial service was conducted Dec. 4 at the Best Funeral Home in Phoenix. A reception for family and friends was held at North Hills Church.