Christopher Ian Byrd, 26, of Arizona, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born Aug. 30, 1994, in Durham to Roger Dean and Jo Ann Reese Byrd. Christopher graduated from Orange County High School in 2012. Additionally, he graduated in 2020 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Prescott, Ariz. He enjoyed flying drones, camping, hiking and baseball. Christopher was preceded in death by his father and grandmother, Beatrice Towery Reese.
Surviving is his mother, Jo Ann Byrd of Rougemont; brothers, William Byrd and fiancée, Meagan, of Greensboro and Andrew Byrd of Cary; and grandparents, Roger and Ola Johnson of Moravian Falls, Donald and Kitty Reese of Mount Vernon, Ky.; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friend, Jace Poteat of Arizona.
Private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Alliance on Mental Health, P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, Md., 21297. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.miller