OBITUARY

Bobbie Alton Birdett

August 8, 1928January 19, 2013

Bobbie Alton Birdett was born August 8, 1928 in Dublin, Texas to Alton “Lefty” and Marie (McCarty) Birdett. A long-time Wichita County resident, he died January 19, 2013 in Weatherford, Texas, where he had resided for a year.

Bobbie attended schools in Dublin and Palacios, Texas and entered the US Navy in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1946. He married the “girl next door”, Emily Faye Coen on March 6, 1948 in Wichita Falls and they were together for 54 years until her death in 2002.

Among other jobs, Bobbie was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, New Mexico from 1954 to 1959 and retired from Civil Service at Sheppard AFB in 1983.

Bobbie and Faye were both active in the VFW and its auxiliary organization, the Military Order of the Cootie. Bobbie served as Supreme Commander of the MOC for 1984-85 and Supreme Quartermaster 1983-94.

Bobbie is survived by three children: Charl Roberson and husband, Steve of Weatherford, Texas; Stephanie Birdett of Louisville, Kentucky; and Tom Birdett and wife, Kathey of Brownwood, Texas, five grandchildren: Stacey Roberson and wife, Heidi, of Castle Rock, Colorado; Rebecca Martini and husband, Michael, of Mansfield, Texas; Lisa Woods and husband, Tom of San Angelo, Texas; Cyndi Larrimore and husband, Steve of Austin, Texas; and Brenda Surles and husband, Jacob of Gonzales, Texas. He also has nine great-grandsons: TJ, Tanner, Tyler and Trace Woods, Spencer and Ty Roberson, Keaton Larrimore, and Donovan Surles, and one great-granddaughter: Charlie Martini and one great-great-granddaughter: Aubree Woods. Another great-granddaughter is expected in the Spring.

He is also survived by a sister, Lela Mai Nolen of Howe, Texas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 24 at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park with interment immediately following at Highland Cemetery, also in Iowa Park.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Dutton Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Friendly Door Senior Citizens Center of Iowa Park, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013
REMEMBERING

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GLEN MARONEY

January 25, 2013

WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BOBBIE. WE WORKED WELL TOGEATHER,EVEN IF WE DID NOT ALWAYS AGREE. I COULD NOT COME TO TEXAS AT THIS TIME. I HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS. WE WILL HOLD HIM IN OUR PRAYERS.

Gloria Roberts

January 24, 2013

Bobbie and Faye were a part of my life for many years, he and I talked often on the phone. I will miss "hey girl, it's your old boss". I am grateful for having known him and have peace knowing he i's back with Faye. God bless you all.

George Smoot

January 24, 2013

Celebrate a great life that was well lived. Bobbie you gave me more advise over the years than than I realized.

Barbara Heacox Price

January 24, 2013

Stephanie, So sorry about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sill Bunch

January 24, 2013

Charl, Stephanie, and Tom,
So sorry you have lost Bobbie. You and countless others will miss him. We will not be able to attend services, but you will be in our prayers.
Sill and Judy Bunch

January 23, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your incredible dad. All of our family enjoyed seeing him at the reunions in Dublin throughout the years. Love and prayers from the Don Peacock family.

Larry & Bobbie Hale

January 23, 2013

Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to all the family. We met your Dad at Kathey's Birthday party . He was a great guy. He is in a better place.

Janice Barrow

January 23, 2013

Charl, so sorry about your dad. Condolence to your family at this time. Prayer up for you all. Love

Rick Surles

January 23, 2013

Sorry for the family's loss. Our prayers are with all of you. Rick and CJ

January 23, 2013

Love to all and know that we are here for you. Prayers are going up and our thoughts are with you.

We love you all, The Alaska Group