Senior Firefighter J. Chris Byrd, 58, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, following a brief illness. He was assigned to Rescue 16-C and had been a member of Raleigh FD for 26 years.
He also served the Elevation FD in Johnston County in various roles including fire chief. He was also a Logistics Officer with Johnston County Emergency Services.
The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home, 301 W. Main Street, Benson.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Banner Post 109 American Legion Building 605 N. Wall Street, Benson. Burial will follow at nearby Roselawn Cemetery.