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Terry Dwayne Byrd

December 2, 1993 — October 27, 2022



Terry Dwayne Byrd, 28, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 27, 2022.  Terry was born in Gaston County on December 2, 1993 and is the son of David Byrd and Rita Whisnant Byrd. 


Terry was a graduate of North Gaston High School.  He grew up in the outdoors and helped his Dad cutting trees and then began his own Tree Service Company.  He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed all types of hunting.  He loved people and especially his family.  He will truly be missed by family and friends.


Terry is survived by his parents, David Byrd and Rita Whisnant Byrd; his loving daughter, Ava Byrd; one loving sister, Lace Poarch; six loving brothers, Steven Poarch, David Poarch, Bobby Poarch, Jimmy Poarch, Danny Byrd, Gary Byrd; two nieces, Shyla Hunt, Marissa Poarch; two nephews, Michael Hunt, Talon Poarch.


The family will receive family and friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Shortridge and Rev. David MacEachern officiating.


Interment will follow at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas with the Releasing of the Doves.


Online condolences may be made at:  


Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.

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