Obituary Details

Edgar Curtis Byrum

February 27, 1924 - September 21, 2013

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Raleigh Memorial Park
Date:
Friday, September 27, 2013

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Edgar C. Byrum Sr. "Eddie" of Raleigh passed away on Saturday,
September 21, 2013. Born February 27, 1924, he was the last surviving child of the late Augustus Holly Byrum and Mamie Temple Byrum.
A member of The Ole Raleigh Boys, Eddie loved to reminisce about growing up in Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood community. After graduating from Hugh Morson High School in the Class of 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the antisubmarine patrol in the Atlantic and the amphibious forces in the Pacific during WWII. While serving in the Pacific he was assigned to the landing craft division of the amphibious attack transport USS Leonard Wood which participated in the invasions and capture of Saipan, Marianas Islands; Anguar; Palau Islands; Leyte; Luzon; and Philippine Islands. The ship was awarded The Navy Unit Commendation for Exceptionally Meritorious Wartime Service. Eddie was awarded an Expert Rifleman's Medal. After an honorable discharge, Eddie graduated from Hardbarger Business College and worked in state government. After forty years of service Eddie retired as Assistant Director of the Sales and Use Tax Division, from the North Carolina Revenue Department. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church located at 99 N. Salisbury St. in Raleigh, and a member of the Everette Miller Friendship Class.
Eddie was a gifted storyteller who entertained friends and family with his quick wit and colorful tales of days gone by. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had many pleasant memories of fishing trips on the N.C. coast with his friends. Above all, Eddie was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished the time he spent with his family. He was a good man of strong faith and moral integrity. He is loved dearly and missed deeply.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Christine Gay Byrum, daughter Tonnya Byrum Harrison, son Ed Byrum, Jr. and wife Cheri, grandsons Jake Harrison, Tyler Byrum and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Gladys Bookhardt, Mary Thomas, Dorothy Richardson Bedwell and brothers Wallace, Augustus, Jack, Addison, Daniel, Frederick and Palmer.
Posted by:
S. Elaine
Posted on:
October 1, 2013
Christine and family,
I read with sadness of the loss of Edgar. My heart goes out to you over your loss. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring Edgar's memory. Please know that you can always lean on your Heavenly Father for support. He is a comforter of all those who mourn. In His Word the Bible, He tells us to throw all our anxiety upon Him, because He cares for us, 1Peter 5:7. Isaiah 41:10. He also tells us of a brighter future when our loved ones will awake from their restful sleep to enjoy life in paradise. John 11:11; John 6:40; Revelation 21:3, 4. Many are finding solace in this promise. I pray that you will also. May God grant you comfort and peace. Galatians 1:3.
Posted by:
David Adams
Posted on:
September 25, 2013
Mrs. Byrum, Ed, and Tonya - While my dad was my hero, your father was his. Thus, I know that my own personal upbringing has been heavily influenced by the character and integrity of your dad and I am grateful for that. As my father would so often say after a call or visit with him, "What a great man!" My kitchen window overlooks the very woods that our dads used to squirrel hunt in every Saturday morning, and as I overlook that wooded hillside as I write this, I thank & praise God for the deep friendship that they shared. It was only fitting that God would call them home only hours apart.
Posted by:
Steve Richardson
Posted on:
September 24, 2013
Uncle Eddie was a member of an extraordinary generation of Byrum’s. His and his family’s contributions have already made the world a better place, and many have prospered from them.
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