CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia will hold a public memorial service for the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd on Friday at the state Capitol.
Gov. Joe Manchin's office says the body of Byrd will lie in repose at the Capitol's Lower Rotunda from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday.
Manchin spokeswoman Sara Payne Scarbro says the public is welcome to pay respect to Byrd during the 12-hour overnight viewing.
A public procession is planned Thursday evening. Scarbro says details haven't been worked out.
Friday's service will be held at the Capitol's North Plaza.
Byrd's office declined to comment.
Byrd died early Monday at 92.
Prior to the West Virginia viewing, Byrd's casket will lie in repose in the U.S. Senate chamber in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Byrd was fond of saying that he loved the institution of the Senate more than its members. He was the unquestioned expert on the Senate's bewildering rules and traditions, and he was the longest-serving member of Congress in history. He was third in the line of presidential succession, behind Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.