Jack Edward Bird
October 12, 1927 – November 26, 2019
Jack Edward Bird
Jack Edward Bird was born October 12, 1927 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Dollye and Frank E. Bird, and went to be with The Lord November 26, 2019. After graduating from Breckenridge High School in 1945, Jack attended Baylor University where he received his BA degree, specializing in Communications, Radio and Film Production. He joined the Baptist General Convention of Texas Radio and Public Relations Department in 1952 where he was in charge of radio programming and motion picture production. During this period, a state-wide Christian radio network was established. In 1954, Jack married Ruth Inglis and as members of Dallas' First Baptist Church, they raised their daughter, Susan - and son, Ross. Jack worked as a film production coordinator with Keitz and Herndon and was a show manager and salesman for Peter Wolfe and Associates. In 1963, Buckner Children's Home hired Jack to teach Radio to high school students through its campus radio station, KNER; and soon was appointed by Buckner's trustees, to become the Director of Public Relations for Buckner Baptist Benevolences under Dr. R. C. Campbell. During this time, as a deacon at First Baptist , Jack developed the Technical Services Committee which included a cassette ministry and the expansion of the Color-TV and Radio broadcasts produced by the church. In 1971, Jack was called to the staff there as the Director of Public Relations in charge of all publications and broadcasts. Many of Jack's students (from Buckner through those he mentored at the church) became national media specialists- and stayed in touch with him until his death. In 1975, Jack led the team which designed the Christian radio station, KCBI FM 90.9, associated with the Criswell Bible Institute - now known as the Criswell College. Following a long illness, Jack's first wife died, and in 1978 he married Dallas Pianist, Judy Moore. After many years in Baptist work, Jack became the Manager of Engineering at Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff, and in 1983, joined the Trammell Crow Company's engineering department as a Construction Coordinator-soon becoming Chief Engineer at the Trammell Crow Center, where he worked until retirement in 2001. Jack Bird was a gentle and kind man who enjoyed God's gift of life each day. He and Judy enjoyed Sunday mornings with Christian friends at First Baptist Dallas and their Bible Study with the President's Class. Jack cherished his home and family and was always available to them. Until his health deteriorated, he loved puttering in the yard - and greeting neighbors daily who stopped for a chat. He will be missed by countless friends and extended family who adored him. Survivors include his wife of forty one years, Judy Moore Bird; daughter, Susan Bird Money an Frank Money; son, Ross Bird and Kay Bird; step sons: Cary and Ardie Moore of Waco; Mike Moore, Rebecca Moore of Dallas; Steven and Svetlana Moore of Hartford Connecticut; grandchildren: Carolyn Bird, Rebecca Pugh, Sarah Nichols, Meredith Moore Aldriedge, Jordan Moore Hogman, Lilly, Hannah and Steven A. Moore; Christopher and Michael Charles and several great grandchildren, Carolyn Bird, Rebecca Pugh, Sarah Nichols, Meredith Moore Aldreidge, Jordan Moore Hogman, Lilly, Hannah and Steven A. Moore; Christopher and Michael Charles and several great grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service at First Baptist Church, 1707 San Jacinto, Dallas Texas on December 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers you may make memorial contributions to the Media Ministry of First Baptist Church.