James Anthony Byrd, III was born on February 11, 1990, in Darlington County. He was the son of James Anthony Byrd, Jr. and Phyllis Stuckey. He was educated in the public schools in the Darlington County area. He worked at Huddle House and did other odd jobs.
Those left to cherish his memory other than his parents James Anthony Byrd, III and Phyllis Stuckey. Four children, Brianna Byrd, Ashanti Byrd, Ja'niah Byrd and James Byrd, IV, Four sisters, Tykisha (Jimmy) Stuckey, Fundisha Byrd, Jamyhia Byrd and Zyaire Clark; Four brothers, Devonte (Carrie) Stuckey, James Byrd Leamon, Tyler McCoy, Ahmad Ward; Two grandparents, Olean Byrd and Jessie James Smith ;one great-aunt, Gloria Edwards; One close cousin, Jarrell Stuckey; a close friend, De'angelo Myers; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and other close relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Audrey Stuckey and James Byrd, Sr.