Freda Yoakum Byrd

October 28, 1923 – October 16, 2021

Freda Y. Byrd, age 97, of Jacksboro, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in La Follette, TN.

Freda leaves to cherish her memory, her son William Kyle Byrd (Peggy) of Nashville, her granddaughters, Amy Ficarro (Chase) of West Palm Beach, FL and Kaitlin Chiarello (Matt) of Phoenix, AZ, her great-grandson, Maverick Ficarro of West Palm Beach, FL, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Odevah Byrd, her sons, Ralph Scott Byrd and Odevah Ralph Byrd, her grandsons, James Andrew Byrd and William Blake Byrd, her granddaughter, January Elaine Byrd, her brothers, Ralph Yoakum, Kyle Yoakum, and Glenn Yoakum, her sisters, Juanita Yoakum Haygood, Katherine Yoakum Denney, and Gladys Yoakum, and her parents, Greer Yoakum and Lillian Vanbebber Yoakum.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cross-Smith Funeral Home in LaFollete, TN with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Campbell Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church LaFollette and earmarked to support the church’s Celebrate Recovery program. Donations may be mailed to the church at 255 W. Central Avenue, La Follette, TN 77766.