CHARLESTON - J.D. Byrne, 76, died March 3, 2004, in Sebring, Fla.
Born Feb. 26, 1928, in Mississippi County, son of the late Robert Bryan and Susie Hartner Byrne, he served with the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Central Methodist College in Fayette.
A resident of Mississippi County for most of his life, he was a member of the Big Lake Hunting Club where he spent a lot of his youth. He recently lived in St. Louis and Sebring. As a prominent landowner, he was engaged in farming and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Charleston. Active in sports in his younger years, he was an avid golfer and member of the Charleston Country Club, having a record five hole-in-ones and numerous championship wins throughout Southeast Missouri golf tournaments.
On Aug. 20, 1954, he married Nita Scott who survives of Chesterfield.
Other survivors include: one son, Jeffrey Byrne of Kansas City; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenita B. Jones and Dr. M. Randall Jones of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Dalton Jeffrey Jones and Dillon Thomas Jones of Chesterfield; and one nephew, Robert L. Byrne of Sikeston.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Christie Sue Byrne; and one brother, Robert Hartner Byrne.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time for a memorial service at 3 p.m. at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Following the service, a reception will be held at the Charleston Country Club from 4 to 6 p.m.
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American Heart Association
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