Donald Joseph Bird

Born: Tue., Sep. 26, 1933
Died: Mon., Feb. 15, 2016


Service

1:00 PM Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Location: Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery


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Donald Joseph Bird
 
Donald Joseph Bird, age 82, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of the Villages of Florida before moving to Georgia, died on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.  Born September 26, 1933 in Dunkirk, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph Leo Bird and Myrtle Weimer Bird.  Donald graduated from Colstock High School in Titusville, PA, where he excelled in sports, especially football as a running back and track.  He then attended Michigan State University.  Donald served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.  On June 9, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Florence Mary McGreevy.  Donald worked for Alcoa Building Products as Sales Manager.  The things he enjoyed most were using his iPad, discussing politics and watching sports.
 
In addition to his wife of nearly 62 years, Florence Bird of Greensboro, GA; he is survived by his seven children, Sue Artz, Joseph Bird (Gloria), Donald Bird, Jr., Patricia Kral (Mark), Billy Bird (Deborah), Jackie Smith (Scott) and Jim Bird; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.   

A Memorial Service, with military honors, will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2617 Vinson Highway, Milledgeville, GA 31061 with Rev. Ronald Schornhorst officiating.  The family requests that any donations be made to the charity of your choice.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Thomas Maxwell, Oil City
   Posted Wed February 17, 2016
Flo, So sorry to read about Don. He was a heck of a football player and even a better gentlemen. Tom Maxwell

Nancy Bromley
   Posted Wed February 17, 2016
Flo and family, was so sorry to read of your loss. Not sure if you remember me, but Donnie's Dad and mine, "Big John" were best friends for all their lives. Don was a bright spot in both their lives. If you or your family are interested, if I can remember the good place I put them, have a small picture of their Grandparents on their Anniversary and also one of when Joe played baseball for Pa....Donnie and Tom Prody were the bat boys and seated in front of the team, they were very young at the time. Again, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy

Jeannie Towell
   Posted Wed February 17, 2016
Aunt Florence, we were so sorry to hear of Uncle Donnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The family of Eileen McGreevy Hynes.

Jeannie Towell

Shirley Hill Baughman
   Posted Wed February 17, 2016
Flo, So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Hopefully, your good memories of happy times spent together will be of some comfort in the days ahead. With sympathy to you and your family,
Shirley Hill Baughman (OCHS Class of '54)

David and Beverly Settlemire
   Posted Wed February 17, 2016
Flo,
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I am very glad that you have your family near you for love and support as you go through this sad time of loss. Our love and prayers are with you. Think of you often, miss you.
Dave and Bev

Mary Jane (Gureczny) Taft
   Posted Thu February 18, 2016
Sorry to hear of Uncle Don's death. I have many memories of time spent with your family when you lived in Titusville. I will keep you in my prayers.

Beth Ferchau
   Posted Thu February 18, 2016
Patty and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have fond memories of fun times with all of your family!! I am sending prayers and big hugs to you all.
Love,
Beth Ferchau

Carol and Jack Mansfield
   Posted Thu February 18, 2016
Flo,
So, so sorry to hear about Don's passing. So thankful we were able to spend time with you and Don at The Villages. It gave Jack and I the opportunity to really get to know Don and we just loved him----and you. That high school romance never ended. We were broken hearted when you moved but understood it was for the best. Know that our prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Don will be missed by all who knew him.
Love,
Carol and Jack Mansfield

Duane and Peg (Black) Pritchard
   Posted Fri February 19, 2016
Flo and Family, So sorry to hear of Don's passing. May your memories of the happy times with him help you get thru the next few months. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Duane and Peg Pritchard