Donald W. Birdsong
April 9, 1927 – October 15, 2019
Donald W. Birdsong passed away on October 15, 2019 after a brief illness in OKC. He was 92 years old.
Don loved his family and country, and was a WWII Veteran and Retired Civil Servant.
He was born on April 9, 1927 in Okemah, OK and grew up in Tuttle and Apache, and was an honorary graduate from Apache High School in 2002.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of "16" in 1943, and continued his military career in the Air Force, and retired from the Pentagon in 1964 as a non-commissioned officer, with the highest security clearance possible. He also worked Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base as a Production Management Specialist, and retired in 1989.
In 1949, he married the love of his life, Frances Tyner. They had 2 children, Becky and Dusty, before coming to Del City in 1964.
Don was a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and very proud of his Native American heritage. He also loved his family, grandchildren, Chad and Kelly, and, his great-granddaughter, Emma. He enjoyed taking care of Becky’s horses, attending all of Dusty’s wrestling events, and Chad and Kelly’s athletic events as they grew up.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Becky.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Frances, of the home; son Dusty and wife Kim of OKC; grandson Chad and wife Kathy of Los Angeles, California; granddaughter Kelly of OKC; and great-granddaughter Emma of Los Angeles, California.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s memory to Sunny Lane United Methodist Church, 2020 S. Sunnylane Road, Del City, OK 73115.
Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Friday, October 18, 2019 at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Del City. Services will be at 10am Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.
- Mike Davis
- Greg Moore
- Tommy Hand
- Steve Fergusen
- David James
- Frank Lozano
Sunny Lane United Methodist Church
2020 S. Sunnylane Rd., Del City, Oklahoma 73115
- Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Burial Following Service Saturday, October 19, 2019