James Byrd, Sr. has died at the age of 95. He was the father of James Byrd, Jr., whose June 1998 racially motivated murder made worldwide news.
Mr. Byrd, a U.S. Army veteran and a resident of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Robinson Community Funeral Home in Jasper.
Graveside services will be Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Jasper City Cemetery, where James Byrd, Jr. is also buried.