GEORGE DOUGLAS BIRDWELL SR.

703

MARTHAVILLE, LA

Jan. 23, 1950-March 19, 2019

A service to honor the life of George Douglas Birdwell Sr. was at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Robeline First Baptist Church with Bro. Brian Ray and Bro. Sam Moore officiating.  Burial followed at Bethany Cemetery in Marthaville.

George, 69, and a resident of Marthaville passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  He was born Jan. 23, 1950, to Raymond Douglas Birdwell and Myrle Rawls Birdwell in Pleasant Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

George was the owner and operator of Birdwell’s Fire Extinguisher Service for 27 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his wife of 49 years and creating lasting memories with his grandchildren who were the light of his life.  George was a God-fearing man who was never afraid to let anyone know about his love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  A long-time member of Robeline First Baptist, he enjoyed fellowship with his church family.

He is survived by his wife, Becky Birdwell; children, George Douglas Birdwell Jr. and wife Vanessa of Marthaville and Christi Birdwell Ray and husband Brian of Robeline; siblings, Audrey Sims of Haughton and Virginia Sandifer of Keithville; he was blessed with five grandchildren, Jared Birdwell, Baylee Ray, Garet Ray, Raygan Ray and Landen Ray.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Bobby Birdwell, Mervin Birdwell, Coy Birdwell, Gary Birdwell, Mike Birdwell, Steve Birdwell, Chad Sims and Carl Birdwell.

Honorary pallbearers were Garet Ray, Jared Birdwell and Landen Ray.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Lauren Rutherford and Donnell McGee, his home health nurses that took excellent care of him during such a difficult time.