Clarence “Dale” Byrd, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on January 11, 2021. He was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Red Bank High School then attended UTC. He was a big time employee at Raines Brothers, Inc., had taught as an adjunct teacher at Chattanooga State for the carpenters apprentice program and continued helping others with project management after Raines Brothers closed their business. He had many other interest, he loved his family and friends; loved his music and movies. He had the most genuine heart and loved to laugh and make people laugh. He was always helping others, always the voice of wisdom and reason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marla Byrd; father, Clarence Byrd; brothers, Darrell Byrd and Clell Byrd. Survivors include: mother, Zella Byrd; brothers, Joshua (April Gravett) Byrd and Rob Byrd; sisters, Velda (Clyde) Griffith, Janine Byrd, Jessica (Tom) Carter; nieces, nephews, special “little buddy” Ben Ledbetter and a community of friends. Graveside service will be held 2:00 pm January 14, 2021 at Chattanooga Memorial Park with service will be conducted by family friend, Susan Cross. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 (423) 877-3524 lanefh.com
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