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birdFuneral services for Guy Joshua Bird, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Bird died 10:02 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center. He was born January 13, 1940 at Dora, Missouri to Champ Clark and Winnie Jewell Russell Bird. On July 28, 1961, Mr. Bird was married at Bakersfield, California to Janet Irene Demkey. He was a veteran having served with the United States Marines; before his retirement, Mr. Bird was employed by Santa Fe Energy and Tosco Oil Corporation. He was an amateur gold panner and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Bird was of the baptist faith with his membership in the Central Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Bird, of the family home; two children, Thomas D. Bird, wife, Karen, Pottersville, Missouri and Carolyn S. Pruett, husband, Rick, Bakersfield, California; six grandchildren, Chris Pruett, Nick Pruett, Tal Pruett, Adon Pruett, Cory Bird and Melissa Neal; one great-grandchild, Bryer and one on the way; two brothers, James “Clark” Bird, wife, Donna, West Plains, Missouri and William “Ray” Bird, wife, Debbie, Pottersville, Missouri; one sister, Norma Wilkins, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Parsons Cemetery near Dora, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Calvary Baptist Church Missions and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

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