He was born January 25, 1940 to Irvin and Arley Dover Birdsong.
Bill is survived by sons, Ervin (Sharon) of Turon, Kansas, Billy Lewis of Pryor, Oklahoma, Robert (Mary) of Mtn. View, Missouri, Jack (Vicky), Roger (Trish) both of West Plains, Missouri; also survived by former wife, Estie Jane of West Plains; sisters, Julie Mae Upton of South Fork and Cora Jean Moody of Batesville, Arkansas; several step children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two infant children, and sister, Daisy Lois Harris, and wife, Barbara.
Graveside services will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Fork, Missouri at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.