Guy Joshua Bird
Funeral services for Guy Joshua Bird, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held 2:00 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Bird died 10:02 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center. He was born January 13, 1940 at Dora, Missouri to Champ Clark and Winnie Jewell Russell Bird. On July 28, 1961, Mr. Bird was married at Bakersfield, California to Janet Irene Demkey. He was a veteran having served with the United States Marines. Before his retirement, Mr. Bird was employed by Santa Fe Energy and Tosco Oil Corporation. He was an amateur gold panner and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Bird was of the Baptist faith with his membership in the Central Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Bird, of the family home; two children, Thomas D. Bird, wife, Karen, Pottersville, Missouri and Carolyn S. Pruett, husband, Rick, Bakersfield, California; six grandchildren, Chris Pruett, Nick Pruett, Tal Pruett, Adon Pruett, Cory Bird and Melissa Neal; one great-grandchild, Byer and one on the way; two brothers, James “Clark” Bird, wife, Donna, West Plains, Missouri and William “Ray” Bird, wife, Debbie, Pottersville, Missouri; one sister, Norma Wilkins, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents precede him in death.
Visitation for Guy Bird will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 20th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will be at Parsons Cemetery near Dora, Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Calvary Baptist Church Missions and may be left at the Funeral Home.
Keith & Nita Weaver
March 18, 2013 @ 4:51 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family, Jan.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)
Jeanne and David
March 19, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
OUr thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. May God continue to hold you in His hand. God Bless
Donna & Clarence Ball
March 19, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
Janet & family, I am so very sorry for your loss, Guy was a very sweet & wonderful humanbeing. Always was such a joy when he came into the clinic ( W.P. Family Clinic ) I was his nurse, he will be sadly missed , I pray the good Lord wraps his loving arms around you all and gives you the comfort in your time of need, ask and you shall receive,
Our deepest sympathy Clarence & Donna Ball
Les and Doris Vincent
March 20, 2013 @ 10:51 am
We are praying for you and your family. May God give you strength and wisdom for the coming years. Hope to see you soon. with love Doris
March 20, 2013 @ 11:03 am
Rest in peace, my friend. We spent many a mile traveling back and forth from Bakersfield to Taft. You will be missed as I thought of you often.
March 21, 2013 @ 12:30 am
Sorry to hear of your loss Janet… but it is a gain in heaven to have Guy there… May the Lord wrap His arms around you with the comfort only He can give… my love and prayers to you and yours…
The Criswell Family Bill, Doris, Bill Jr.
March 21, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
Thoughts & Prayers are with Janet & her family in this time of separation from Guy.