Arvel Birdsong

December 27, 1940 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 80)


Mr. Arvel Boyd Birdsong, age 80 of Almo, Kentucky died Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

Mr. Birdsong was born in Trigg County, Kentucky on December 27, 1940, to the late Corbit Birdsong and Ruth (Dew) Birdsong. He retired from Parker Ford as a Senior Master Technician and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roger Birdsong; one sister, Helen Elder; as well as one infant sister.

Survivors include his wife, Jean (Underhill) Birdsong of Almo, Kentucky; two daughters, Kelly Mitchuson and husband Eric of Murray, Kentucky and Teresa Wicker and husband Keith of Almo, Kentucky; two sons, David Birdsong of Fairview, Tennessee and Kenny Bridges and wife Davida of Murray, Kentucky; two sisters, Nellie Birdsong of Litchfield, Kentucky and Francis Clark and husband Jerry of Paducah, Kentucky; three brothers, AV Birdsong and wife Brenda of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Everett Birdsong and wife Audrey of Cadiz, Kentucky, and Ronnie Birdsong of Paducah, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Birdsong and wife Amanda of Cadiz, Kentucky, Austin Mitchuson of Murray, Kentucky, Kyle Mitchuson of Washington, D.C., Linzi Smithers and husband Stephon of Savannah, Georgia, Matthew Birdsong of Fairview, Tennessee, Carson Birdsong of Chicago, Illinois, Ross Birdsong of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Whitney Prescott and husband Adam of Athens, Georgia, Shauna Traylor and husband Zach of Murray, Kentucky, Denisha Webb and husband Trevor of Mayfield, Kentucky, Jordyn Barry and husband Bob of Murray, Kentucky, and Shania McKinney and husband Kyle of Mayfield, Kentucky; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaytee Birdsong, Tinzlee Birdsong, Elizah Smithers, Kyran Smithers, Taylor Smithers, Nolan Webb, Ben Barry, Deacon McKinney, Tripp Traylor, Owen Traylor, and Ellie Prescott; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Bro. Clint McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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May 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
JH Churchill Funeral Home
201 S 3rd St
Murray, KY 42071

Funeral Service
May 11, 2021

2:30 PM
Murray Memorial Gardens
3223 US Hwy 641 North
Murray, KY 42071

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