Arthur Bird

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Arthur “Art” Bird, 58, of China Spring, passed away Saturday, January 3rd at a local hospice facility.

Memorial Services: 11AM Wednesday, January 7th at First Baptist Church in Valley Mills. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arthur was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Olivia Bird; and his parents, David O. and Martha L. (Light) Bird.

Survivors include wife of 38 years, Mary Bird of China Spring; daughter, Ophelia Downing and husband Carl of West; son, Andy Bird and wife Sarah of Robinson; grandchildren, Calley, Colby, and Caden; brothers, Quintin Bird and wife Bobbie Phares of Lewisville, Troy Bird of China Spring, and Dwight Bird of Waco; sister, Dorothy Graham and husband John of Chalk Bluff; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of “The Country Majestics” and “The Eagle Canyon Band”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Providence Hospice Place.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

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  1. The Bird family was a honor to know Arthur working him an family at the extraco event center .It was always fun time around the building an during events always part of the fair family .

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. I teach at CS High School and Arthur was a co-worker and a friend. His smile and willingness to do anything for anyone will be greatly missed.

    • The Arthur Bird Family

      Thank you for your kinds words regarding Dad. He was a great man, with big shoes to fill. We miss him terribly but know he’s in a better place.

      Sincerely,
      The Arthur Bird Family

  3. Cynthia (Freedman) Garrett

    It has been such a blessing knowing the Bird Family. There was always such kindness and caring among them. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. God Bless!

    • The Arthur Bird Family

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers. It’s been so heartwarming seeing all the lives he’s touched.

      Sincerely,
      The Arthur Bird Family

  4. I worked with Arthur at the high school and talked to him daily. He was a kind soul and a hard worker. He was a person I relied on and went to any time there were issues. I will miss him greatly. Prayers for his family.

    • The Arthur Bird Family

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers. It’s been so heartwarming seeing all the lives he’s touched.

      Sincerely,
      The Arthur Bird Family

  5. Wayne and Nimmie Bryant

    Mary and families,I am so sorry for your loss.Arthur was a sweet and wonderful man I enjoyed seeing him at school and talking to him all the time. He would do anything for you .He will be missed dearly.God Bless all of you.

    • The Arthur Bird Family

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers. It’s been so heartwarming seeing all the lives he’s touched.

      Sincerely,
      The Arthur Bird Family

  6. May God be with your family. I worked with Arthur at the HS. He was friendly, hard working, and a generous man. He well be dearly missed.

    • The Arthur Bird Family

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers. It’s been so heartwarming seeing all the lives he’s touched.

      Sincerely,
      The Arthur Bird Family

  7. Cindy Overand Hebert

    Arthur was a great man. It was an honor to have known him. Prayers to Mary & all of the family. Love you all.

  8. i worked with Arthur for six years and he was always kind, he put up with me with a smile, and always worked so hard. He was polite and kind-hearted. Arthur will be missed at CSHS and don’t know how he will be replaced. I am keeping his family, friends and colleagues in my prayers. Heaven has a good one! Thank you, Arthur, for being so wonderful to me.

  9. i am sorry for your loss. may god be with the family.

    sue(johnson) miller

  10. Dear Bird family, I send you my condolences, Auther was a dear friend and coworker. I will miss him so much he was always willing to help with any task I would have. He was such a pleasure to know.

  11. Diane Denney Lipsey

    Dot I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family at this time.

  12. Doug and Diane Peterson

    Dear Mary, Ophelia and Andy– Your family means so much to the CS community–such good examples of what family is about. May our love and prayers comfort you.

  13. Dennis & Nancy Bates - Simple Solutions Of Texas

    It was a pleasure to know Arthur. He was such a great friend. We enjoyed working with him during the summer months. My condolence to your family during this difficult time. He will surely be missed.

  14. So sorry about Arthur worked with him at the high school. He was always willing to help you with anything he will be dearly missed. My prayers for the family my you have comfort and peace durning this time.

  15. Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and the difficult days ahead. Hugs to you and your family!
    Cathy and Jody Wood and Family

  16. To Mary Bird and all the Bird family
    I was so sad to hear of your loss. I know that the love you have for each other will sustain you through this time. Bless be the tie that binds…You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Cousin Loraine
    p.s. All of Winnie’s bunch send their love.

  17. I got to know Arthur through teaching at CS and visiting many practice sessions with the Eagle Canyon Band. He was always willing to help with any needs at school and one of the most dedicated, hardest workers in the building. I was always amazed at his ability to pick beautiful music out of a guitar. I am terribly sorry for the loss and he will be dearly missed. Praying for your family.

  18. Andy – I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met your dad, but he must have been a pretty amazing man to have such an great son. My thoughts, prayers and love are with your entire family during this very difficult time.

  19. I so sorry for this loss! May God be with you all during this time. The family n friends will be in my prayers. He was a kind man.

  20. Sorry for your loss..prayers to you all..

  21. Mr.& Mrs. Robert Compian Sr.

    Dear Andy, So sorry to hear of your dads passing. May God bless you and your family. And remember him in your heart. Your dad was a hard working and nice man to know. Please if you ever need to talk are call are come over my door is always open to you. Your Friends always. Robert Sr. Elaine, Robert Jr. Alexandra, Selena.

  22. Susan Messer - Providence Hospice

    So sorry for your loss – Thank you for letting us serve you at such an emotional time. Your family’s loving support is truly heartwarming.

  23. To the Bird family: I am so very sorry for the loss of Arthur. I have fond memories of all the guys that were in “The Band”, hanging out at our house and playing their music. I enjoyed going to some of their gigs these past few years. I know that Arthur was a tremendous friend to my brother and to so many others. I hope you feel our Lord’s loving arms wrapped around you at this heartbreaking time. Much love to you all.

  24. La Roc Cockrell

    My prayers are with all of you, Arthur was always a kind man as were all of you. May God Bless Arthur and his family.

  25. Schultzie Smith

    Dear Mary, Ophelia and Andy,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that the Lord will put people in your path that will be a true blessing as Arthur was to me. I worked at the High School and it was such a pleasure to know your Arthur.
    He had the sweetest spirit and was the hardest worker I know. Just know that there are many people who are lifting your family up and many people who will miss him dearly….China Spring lost a dear friend today.

    God Bless,
    Schultzie Smith

  26. I worked with Arthur last seven years. He helped me out at the elementary many times. I considered Arthur a true friend. He was always willing to help out. I already miss him and can not believe he is gone. May the lord comfort the entire family.

  27. Andy,
    so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

    Paul, Melissa & Paul Coffee

  28. In 1973 there was a large group of “move-ins” to China Spring. Arthur was one of the first to make us all feel welcomed and accepted. For that I am forever grateful. His love and passion for athletics and music was awesome. I never remember seeing down or having a bad day. He was one of the happiest people I’ve ever known. I know he will one day be there to welcome us all into heaven. God bless the entire Bird family.

  29. To Mary and the Kids
    I am really sorry to hear about Arthur. I have a lot of memories of him from our school years together and beyond. Nicest guy in town.
    My condolences to you and the entire Bird family, he will be sorely missed.

  30. Neil & Gaila Lessman

    To the Bird Family
    Neil and I are so sorry for your loss. Arthur was a great man and will missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  31. So sorry to hear about Arthur. I was lucky enough to play with the Majestics for a short while in the late 70s. Arthur was very kind to put up with me in the band, he was leaps and bounds better than I was and better than anyone I knew! Our prayers are with you. God Bless.

    2 Timothy 1:9 . . .This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

  32. Rhonda (Heckel) Goff

    Mary, Ophelia, Andy and family: What beautiful memories I have of Arthur. ALWAYS helpful and willing to do whatever was needed, never had a cross word, just a really good man and family oriented. You have my condolences and prayers for remembrance of great times.

  33. Mary, I’m very sorry for your loss, I can only imagine sorrow of losing your spouse. I have known Arthur for 20 yrs. he is so missed at the high school. Andy, I feel your sorrow of losing your Dad. He can never be replaced. Ophelia, I also feel your sorrow of losing your Dad. You will always be his little girl. Know now that God has welcomed him into his reward.

  34. Brent & Ruth Lowrey

    Words cannot describe how sorry we are for your loss. I do rest easy knowing that its not in our hands now but in the hands of God. He is blessed to be in a better place. Prayers to the Bird family in this time of need.

  35. Stacy and Sandy Haliburton

    Mary, Ophelia, Andy and family. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Stacy and I want you to know we feel your grief. Auther was a great person and will be missed. Just know he is with God and you will see him again. He’s singing and dancing in the sky.

  36. My thoughts prayers and love go out to the whole family Arthur was not only a friend but a mentor he will be deeply missed god bless

  37. mina spence @sons

    so sorry for your loss may GOD BE with each one of family

  38. Mary and Andy, I was so very sorry to hear about your loss…. I worked with Arthur for 7 years when I worked at the Middle School. Super. Nice. Guy. would give you the shirt off of his back. He will be very missed. You will both be in my prayers in this tremendously difficult time.

    Teresa Holcomb

  39. Debbie Smith Meredith

    Sending prayers to the Bird Family I had the pleasure of going to school with this guy and his brother they were such a joy to be around it is so sad that years has passed and have not seen them in so long

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