Funeral services for Leo W. Bird, 94, of Zavalla, will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Johnson Missionary Baptist Church in Zavalla with Pastor Robert Horn officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Mr. Bird was born November 6, 1919 in Orange, Texas to the late Jessie (Davis) and Lee Henry Bird. He died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his residence in Zavalla. Mr. Bird was a retired pipefitter for Union Carbide in Texas City following 34 years of service. He was a member of Pipefitters Local #195 and #211. Mr. Bird served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a member and past Commander of the VFW Post in LaMarque. He also was a member and past Master of Angelina Masonic Lodge #1263, A.F. & A.M., in Zavalla. Mr. Bird was a member of Johnson Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jeanette Bird of Port Neches; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmo and Tressie Bird, Gerald and Delores Bird; sister and brother-in-law, Bernadine and Wayne Bradley; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys Amy Bird; daughter, Gwen Speaks; and son, Jimmie Lee Bird. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert E. 'Bob' Lee, Elmo M. Bird, Ron W. Bird, and Gerald L. Bird. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Carroway Funeral Home in Huntington. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Feb. 25, 2012