Franklin Monroe Bird, 76, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Born in West Virginia, on December 17, 1940, he was the son of the late Raymond and Virginia Lambert Bird. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Crystal Burgess and great grandson, Nicholas Burgess.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lester Bird; daughter, Jackie Bird Wells; son, Darin Bird; grandchildren, Joshua Burgess, Matthew Lowe, Derek Bird, and Raven Bird; great grandchildren, Malachi Lowe, McKenzie Lowe, Brinkley Lowe. Ty Monk, Cayden Monk, and Dalton Burgess; one brother; one sister and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Lester, Derek Bird, Matthew Lowe, Joshua Burgess, and Brian Hooker.
A graveside service will be held on at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Pastor David Wilmoth officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the mausoleum.
Share memories and condolences with the Bird family at www.owensfuneralservice.com.
Owens Funeral Service, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.