CONCORD Mr. James Lee Byrne, 68, passed away unexpectedly at Atrium Health Cabarrus, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Brad Hargett. Burial with full military honors will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the service. James was born Nov. 21, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Robert and Russie Larch Byrne. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years in the construction industry, and enjoyed watching Western and police movies. His biggest joy was his family, his children and grandchildren, who he would do anything for. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Byrne; son, Jonathan Byrne and wife, Courtney; grandchildren, Alexandra, Olivia and Victoria Byrne, with Liam E. Byrne on the way; and his beloved dog, Comet. Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Byrne family.