Funeral services for Mr. Robert B. Birdwell, 90, of the
Antioch community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will be held
at 2 P.M. on Thursday, May 11, at Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the Rash Cemetery in the Antioch
community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 – 9 P.M. and
Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
Mr. Birdwell passed away on Monday, May 8, 2006, at his
residence in the Antioch community.
He was born December 25, 1915, in Jackson County to the late
Sewell Birdwell & Pearlie Medlin Birdwell. On April 17,
1937, he was married to the late Maggie Burgess Birdwell,
who passed away on September 17, 1998.
Mr. Birdwell was a farmer. He was a longtime elder of the
Antioch Church of Christ. He served in CC Camp during the
1930s, and was a former county committeeman of the Farmers
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by
2 Infant Sons; 1 Son-in-Law: Kelley Jones; and 2 Brothers:
Odes Birdwell and William Birdwell.
Survivors include 2 Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Bobby &
Phyllis Birdwell of Cookeville, TN, and Jimmy & Ann Birdwell of
Gainesboro, TN; 3 Daughters and 2 Sons-in-Law: Stella &
Lindel Anthony of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Peggy & Charles
Sullivan of Cookeville, TN, and Dorothy Jones of Gainesboro,
TN; 9 Grandchildren: Karen (Donnie) Lance, Lisa (Jimmy)
Hartman, Michael Anthony, Robert (Emily) Sullivan, Mike
(Diane) Birdwell, Susan (Robert) Turk, Lee (Joei) Birdwell, Amy
(Ron) Baker, and Kim (Brandon) Jones; 11 Great-
Grandchildren: Daniel, Jeremy, and Hannah Lance, Emma
Grace Baker, Jessica and Alex Sullivan, Brawley Turk, Braden
Jones, and Ashley, Jenna, and Gage Anthony; 1 Brother:
Ermon C. Birdwell of Cookeville, TN; and 3 Sisters: Ola V. Fox
of Bloomington Springs, TN, Nola Birdwell of Indiana, and Ila
Mae Anderson of Cookeville, TN.
Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Kenneth Anderson will officiate at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Rash Cemetery by contacting Upper Cumberland Funeral
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The men of the Antioch
Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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