BIRDSONG, Coy Gene: 1928 – 2012

Services for Coy Gene Birdsong, 83, Pittsburg, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Erman Smith Funeral Home, Pittsburg. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Pittsburg.

Mr. Birdsong died Jan. 1, 2012. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Acme, Texas, to Ira W. and Laura Mae Skinner Birdsong.

Mr. Birdsong was a retired Senior Master Sergeant with the Air Force, Retired from from both the United States Postal Service and Erman Smith Funeral Home. He was a member of the Greer Blvd. Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Burkhammer Birdsong- Pittsburg; sons. Timothy R. Giles- Floral. Ms. and Joseph E. Giles-Fairview Heights, Il.; daughter, Joyce Arlene Birdsong- Tulare, Ca.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in-law: Ira & Erman Smith.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.