Gerald Lynn Birdsong, age 71 of New Boston, Texas died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Birdsong was born November 16,1939 in Bowie County. He was a retired electrician from Red River Army Depot and a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Birdsong is preceded in death by one son Michael Wayne Birdsong. Survivors includes his wife Linda Birdsong of New Boston, Texas; one son and daughter in law Stephen and Katye Birdsong of Texarkana, Texas; two Daughters and sons-in-law Sondra and Dennis Flores of New Boston, Texas and Susan and Wesley Owen of Camp Zama, Japan; two brothers Stanford Birdsong of Linden, Texas and Bud Birdsong of New Boston, Texas; one sister Velma Banard of New Boston, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Bates~Rolf Chapel in New Boston with Bro. Ken Cox officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Hooks, Texas under the direction of Bates-Rolf, New Boston. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to American Heart Association PO Box 15186 Austin, Texas 78761.