A memorial service for James Clark Bird, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022 in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Bird passed away at 3:52 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2022, at his home.
He was born April 21, 1938, at Dora, Missouri, to Champ Clark Bird and Winnie Jewell Russell Bird. On January 11, 1972, he was married at Jay, Oklahoma, to Donna Hall. Before his retirement, Mr. Bird was the custodial supervisor at Missouri State University. He handed out love like candy, loved making people laugh and put others before himself. He loved his dog, Fiesty very much. He was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening, fishing, metal detecting and was a great book. Mr. Bird was a member of Central Church of Christ for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Bird, of the family home; seven children, Chris Bird, Lisbon, Portugal, Brad Bird and wife, Jonna, Ozark, Missouri, Darrell Bird and wife, Donna, State of Colorado, Cheryl Bird, Poteau, Oklahoma, Polly Billa and husband, Charles, West Plains and Phillip Bird and wife, Sarah Ruth, Dothan, Alabama; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Bird and wife, Debbie, Pottersville, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one son, Todd Bird, one grandson, one brother, Guy Bird and one sister, Norma Wilkins, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parsons Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.