A private graveside service was held for Billy Ray Byrum, 84.


He passed on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Comanche County.


He was born on March 15, 1936, in Hamilton to Fenton Leroy and Velma Dona (Hall) Byrum. On June 1, 1986, he married Dora V. Wright in Dallas.


Survivors include his wife, Dora V. Byrum of Gustine; four daughters: Shelby Byrum of Bertrem, Karen Brandon and husband Robert of Gainesville, Georgia, Sherrie Gleber and husband Roger of Cedar Hill, Missouri, and Tammy Elliott and husband Christopher of Melissa; one step-son, David W. Wright of Houston; one step-daughter, Joy R. O’Rourke of Norman, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren: Mike, Olivia, Danyelle, Taylor, Trevor, Bryan II (Bry), Sean, Alyssa, Ryan; seven great-grandchildren: Brittany, Michael, Brayden, Keyra, Allyson, Ella, Bryan III; and two great-great grandchildren: Kaylee and Austin.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Fenton L. and Velma (Hall) Byrum Hurt; a granddaughter, Megan Elliott; a half-sister, Velda Hurt Stapp; a half-brother, Robert Hurt; and a sister, Nila Ann Wright.