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William Richard Birdsong

January 15, 1932 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

William Richard Birdsong, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home in Horseshoe Bend surrounded by his family.

He was born in California, Missouri on January 15, 1932, son of the late David Alfred and Nora Jane (VanSandt) Birdsong. William spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was united in marriage to Ruby Mae Parker in Clarksburg, Missouri on November 4, 1973. Bill served our country in the United States Army. During his working years, he was a truck driver for frozen foods. Bill was of the Baptist faith and a was a member of The Knight Riders Motorcycle Club.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ruby Birdsong of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; daughters, Abbigail Turner of Daytona Beach, Florida, Cheryl Michaels of Sedalia, Missouri, Angel Owens and husband Teddy of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Amy Birdsong and Bryan McDonald of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; grandchildren, Carl Michaels, Brian Michaels, William Michaels, Tyler Goforth, Jaylee Foster and Shelbi Muston and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Nora Birdsong; brothers, J.H. Stinson, Bud Stinson and Charles Birdsong and sisters, Mary Jackson, Virginia Birdsong, Velda Pardoe and Freda McNeal.

Pallbearers include: Teddy Owens, Tyler Owens, Dean Stinson, Josh Jackson, Bryan McDonald and Kevin Burton

Honorary Pallbearers include: Gerald Rorie

Funeral Services will be held, Friday, May 7, 2021, beginning at 1:00 PM at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Interment will follow in Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 7, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service
903 Third Street
Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512

Funeral Service
Friday
May 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service
903 Third Street
Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512

Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 7, 2021

Evening Shadows Memorial Park
Highway 289
Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 72512

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