P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

John Harrison Bayird
October 7, 1934 - April 28, 2024

John Harrison Bayird

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John Harrison Bayird, age 89 of Monticello, AR, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Belle View Estates Nursing and Rehab in Monticello. He was born October 7, 1934, in Lincoln County, AR to the late Johnny Bayird and Mamie Barnett Bayird.
He was a retired carpenter and a Baptist. Mr. Bayird was a master gardener and loved to fish and build birdhouses. Over the years, he has built many birdhouses and gave them away to friends and family. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Annette McCuan Bayird, daughter-in-law, Sandy Bayird; grandson-in-law, Lee Baggett; an infant daughter, Charlotte; and a brother, Sam Bayird.
Mr. Bayird is survived by two sons, Andy Bayird and wife Jessica of Monticello and another son and his wife from Cabot; one daughter, Pam Henry and husband Ricky of Monticello; two brothers, J.M. Bayird of Watson and Earl Bayird of Monticello; grandchildren, Christine McCloud and husband Ricky, J.J. Bayird and wife Kristina and Holly Hargis; great-grandchildren, Jessica Davis and husband Joseph, Dillon Baggett, Elizabeth Self, Jimmy Self, Breanna Bayird, Brayson Bayird, Stella Bayird, Amelia Bayird, Dixie Worrell, Lily Henry and Rocky Henry; one great-great grandchild, Hudson Davis; a sister-in-law, Janette Breeding; along with numerous cousins, relatives and friends.
The family would like to issue a special thank you to Belle View Estates Nursing and Rehab, Arkansas Hospice, Gayle Hayden, and Ricky and Linda Breeding for the care they gave Mr. Bayird.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. You can sign Mr. Bayird's guestbook registry on this page.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
from 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Thursday, May 2, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt St
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Julie Trucks
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this time of sorrow. Julie Trucks, Adm & Belle View Estates Staff
  2. Christine mccloud
    Fly high grandpa love, Christine and Dillon
  3. Jessica Davis
    Grandpa, you are going to be missed, but I am at peace knowing you are back with your sweetie ( as you called her). I know grandma met you at the gates, and I bet that reunion was so beautiful. Now you both can tend to the most lovely garden in the sky.
  4. Kay myers
    My cousin John,I did love you, although we didn't get to see each other often,I did love you,tell Aunt mayme,uncle non hi for me,
  5. James and Kathy Berry
    Bayird Family
    We are very sorry for your loss of Mr. Bayird. We will be praying for all of you.
    James and Kathy
  6. Jessica Bayird
    We love you so much grandma! We’re going to miss you!!! Love, Andy, Jessica, Brayson, Stella and Amelia!!

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