Rev. Ryker Wilson officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Matheny Cemetery in Golden Pond, Ky.
Mr. Birdsong died on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at 5:12 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.
Mr. Birdsong was born on December 11, 1932, in Golden Pond. He was the son of the late Troy L. and Essie Tyline Fulks Birdsong.
Mr. Birdsong was a retired Small Business Owner; was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict; and was a member of Dyers Baptist Church in Lansing, Ind.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Birdsong; and a brother, Wayne Harrison “Shorty” Birdsong.
Survivors include a son, Joe Birdsong of Cadiz; a brother, Jimmie Birdsong of Hopkinsville; and three sisters, Carolyn Meredith and Betty Stewart, both of Cadiz, and Linda Murdock of Murray.
Serving as pallbearers were Gary Murdock, Josh Smith, Jonathan Stewart, Michael Williams, Jason Birdsong, and Shon Stewart.