Larry L. Birkhead
BIRKHEAD, LARRY L., 66, died Monday, December 10, 2007 at Baptist Hospital East. Mr. Birkhead was founder and president of All-Temp Heating & Air Conditioning and was formerly employed by General Electric. He graduated from Louisville Male High School, attended Georgetown College and Southern Mississippi University, was a member of Shively Lodge #951 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Kosair Shrine Temple and had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Larry was always known for his good heart, generosity, sense of humor and was extremely close to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Mae and Robert N. Birkhead Sr.; a brother, John Eugene Birkhead. Survivors include his wife, the former Donna Hudnall; two daughters, Judy Birkhead and Angela B. Johnson; and two sons, Larry E. and Lewis R. ( Tracy ) Birkhead; six grandchildren, Justin Walters, Amber Birkhead, Kameron Birkhead, Jacob Bare, Chloe Johnson and Dannielynn Birkhead; three sisters, Mary Ruark, Judy Birkhead and Sherry Toledo (Ted ); one brother Robert Birkhead (Mary ); and his in-laws, Doris K. Hudnall and Kenneth and Sharyn Howard. Funeral service is noon Friday at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to Kosair Charities
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Published by Courier-Journal on Dec. 12, 2007.
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My heart goes out to all the family, and, pets. My father was murdered, on 05/23/8, case not solved yet, his murder case was on unsolved mysteries, many years ago. My only and oldest brother has been in heaven for over 19 years. My mother has been in heaven over 8 years. My twin sister, and, I, and, my younger sister know that we will see our mom & dad, and, brother in heaven someday. Remember all the fun, happy, priceless memories. God Bless Us All! In christian friendship, love, and, prayers, Miss Joni Carlene Gilbert, registered nurse, and, female chiquaqa doggie Georgia
Joni Gilbert
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January 18, 2020
My condolences to the whole Birkhead family on the loss of your loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother. I know no words will comfort you right now, but know that his light will continue to shine on. God Bless All Of You.
Jill Hoel
January 2, 2008
To the Birkhead family, I am sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julia Alwes
December 23, 2007
Sherry, Judy, Larry and Louis

Todd and I planned to come to the Funeral Home, but we did not get off work in time.

Again, I want to reiterate how sorry we are for your loss. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Please have a happy Holiday Season. I think your brother and your father would want that very much.

Cheryl Franklin Young and Todd Young
Cheryl & Todd Young
December 18, 2007
Larry, Lewie, Angie and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers - I know how hard this is especially with the Holidays here - May you find happy memories and peace at this time - Love Tracy Mudd (Flener)
tracy mudd
December 17, 2007
Dear Angie,
I am so sorry about the loss of your father. You never really know what to say when these things happen, but what I will say is that I ran into your dad about 2 years ago and the one thing I remember was how proud he was of each of you when I was asking how you all were doing. You all are so lucky to have such a loving father. This has been such a bittersweet year and you all have been through so much - but it is times like these that make a family stronger. And always remember you have so many friends that are thinking of you at this moment and are there for you if you need anything.
SHERIDA SMITH-ASHLEY
December 17, 2007
Dr. Judith Anne Birkhead & Family
May God be with the entire Birkhead family at this most difficult time.
...you, and everyone, have always been very kind and generous to me. 30+ years of friendship.

Respectfully,

Donna McFarlan Limer
Donna McFarlan - Limer
December 15, 2007
Angie,
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how special he was to you & your family. I know how close your family is, and that love & strength will help you during this difficult time. You've also got friends, who love you and will be there for whatever you may need.
Christy Salazar
December 14, 2007
Angie, my prayers are with you and your family.
Dawn Harris (Coyotes)
Dawn Harris
December 14, 2007
To the Birkhead Family,
Memories are the legacy which our love ones leave with us. What a wonderful gift for us to cherish always. As long as you have memories, he will always be near. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
kimmi gregory
December 13, 2007
My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys.
I know how tuff it can be losing a parent.
James McNally
December 13, 2007
Donna,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything, please let me know.
michelle ford
December 13, 2007
Judy, so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Dwight Mathis
December 13, 2007
Judy I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. Our prayers are with you and your family. You deserve so much in life. You are such a sweet & caring person and we love you dearly. He is in God's good hands now. Love & Miss you cuz!
Lisa (Denham) Bezy
December 13, 2007
My deepest condolences to the entire Birkhead family for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you!
Tonya Romesburg
December 13, 2007
Dear Larry and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You have grown into a loving man just as he was. keep the love in your heart and know that he is in comfort through heavens gate. be strong for your babygirl. the love in your heart will help you go on. best wishes. Leslie Sparks
Leslie Sparks
December 13, 2007
Judy, Larry,Louie and Angie my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I know exactly what each of you are going through, in time things will be better.
Martha Kloufetos
December 13, 2007
I watch the Birkhead family on T.V.this year when LARRY JR took Dannielynn home. You should be very proud of your Family. Your father eyes lit up when he held her. Larry I'm so happy he got to meet Dannielynn, this has been a very rough year for you & your family. May God Bless Your Beautifull loving family. My Prayers are with you. R.I.P. MR Larry Birkhead
Joni
December 13, 2007
Angie, Larry, Louie, Judy and Justin-
I have very fond memeories of your Dad (Grandpa) at the cabin at Nolin and of the pontoon boat (and two person raft!) My heart breaks for you as you grieve your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Morgan Keesaer
December 13, 2007
To the Birkhead Family,
Memories are the legacy which our love ones leave with us. What a wonderful gift for us to cherish always. As long as you have memories, he will always be near. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Alisa Villar
December 13, 2007
I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Birkhead family. This time of year always makes it much harder but they are a strong loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with them all God Bless.
Michelle
December 13, 2007
Judy you have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly since I heard about your loss. Please know that I am here for you just as you have been for me so many times. Stay strong in your faith and remember all of the wonderful memories you have with your dad.
Holly Dunn
December 13, 2007
Larry, Louie and Angie,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelley Vance
December 13, 2007
Dear Louie, Tracy, Cameron and Amber, We are so sorry for your loss. Please if you need anything do not hesitate to contact us. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joe & Mary Warren and kiddos.
Mary Warren
December 13, 2007
Larry so sorry for the loss of your father, my prayer,s are with you and DannyLynn. It is a sad time for everyone at this for the holiday,s
sharon Davis
December 12, 2007
Donna - Jerry and I were so saddened to hear this news. You are in our prayers. Connie & Jerry Russ (Noni's niece from the lake)
Connie Russ
December 12, 2007
Dear Larry,
I'm very sorry for you loss. I lost my father close to the holidays a few years ago. Be happy for the times you got with your father. I have followed the stories about you and hope you are doing o.k , now, May God keep you strong. I will keep you in my prayers.God bless
Debbie Eaton
December 12, 2007
Hey larry just wanted to say sorry to hear about your dad.you and your family are in my prayers. keep the faith and stay strong. your friend always. Angie Mask
angie mask
December 12, 2007
HEY LARRY, just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.keep the faith as always and stay strong. love your friend always .ANGELA MASK
ANGIE MASK
December 12, 2007
Louie,
I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. He really was a good man and I am going to miss him. If there is anything I can do for you please call me.
Your Friend,
Lanham Crabtree
Lanham Crabtree
December 12, 2007
Larry E - I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, but we need to still give praise to God because it was a blessing to both Dannielynn and your dad to be able to meet and spend time together while you were back home in Louisville this summer. I ask that you lean on the Lord during this very difficult time and let HIM hold you up. God Bless You.
Vetta Johnson
December 12, 2007
Dear Larry , Judy And the Birkhead Family, I'm so very sorry for the lost of your Dad.He's in heaven now with Anna and they are both watching over Larry Jr and Dannielynn.
Joni
December 12, 2007
Judy and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Know that I am praying for you all during this time. My thoughts are with you. Karen Krebs
Karen Krebs
December 12, 2007
our family will pray for your family,,mr birkhead you were obiously a great man,and your children and family are proof of that,,may GOD TAKE YOU HOME AND WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY
WALLY LETHGO
December 12, 2007
Dear Sweet Judy,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Daddy. You brought such great comfort to me and my whole family when our Dad passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Know you are very much loved.
Your cuz, Vicki Stark
Vicki Stark (Denham)
December 12, 2007
So sorry for your loss
Pat Bland
December 12, 2007
My deepest sympathies. Larry and I grew up in the Homeview area off 7th street. May he be forever remembered.
Ronald Stallings
December 12, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you Angela, and all your family. Your Dad must have been a very special man because he gifted you with a beautiful spirt and a warm heart. I'm so glad that we have connected this year through work and friendship.

Maurine Ford
Maurine Ford
December 12, 2007
Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, I have thought about you often....Please contact me if there is anything I can do.
Jana Cummings
December 12, 2007
To the Birkhead Family:
My heart goes out to you as you deal with the loss of your father/husband/grandfather. I never knew Mr. Birkhead, but I know some of his children, and know that he was a wall of strength and support for them. Be strong in this time, and know that he is watching over you. This year has been an especially grueling and traumatic one,with several losses, and I can only imagine how hard this time is for the family. Take heart and know that "to everything there is a season". As you were a comfort to your father, so your children will be for you. You will be in my prayers.
Amy Frith
December 12, 2007
Donna and all of Larry's children - I cannot begin to describe how much love we have for Larry. He is the reason I go on golf junkets today. He was my roomate in South Carolina just a few years ago and what a wonderful time we had. He and Donna were our 'lake buds' and we never pass a lake without saying, "Hey baby, it's Larry." We loved spending time with them and will always cherish the laughs and great times. He was a WONDERFUL, KIND, and TOTALLY GIVING person that we were blessed to call a dear friend. We miss you Larry!!
Richie and Alecia Dunn
December 12, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

judith pierce
December 12, 2007
“We at www.kimad.wordpress.com are sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family through this difficult time, especially during the holidays….Your family has had one heck of a year…..Our prayers are with you and we support you on our site. God Bless you all!!!”
Kimmie123171
December 12, 2007
Dear Dad,
I weep for you. I will always remember the happiness that filled your face while we were at the lake, the wind brushing through your grey hair and the thrill you expressed every time you caught a fish. You knew I couldn't fish and you'd spend your time giving me pointers, You could always fill a room with laughter. I love you dad. Please watch over us and wait at the gate when you hear your sons and daughters call. I love you so much.
Tracy Birkhead
December 12, 2007
TO THE BIRKHEAD FAMILY, MY DEEP CONDOLENCES IN YOUR LOSS. MAY THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE MAKE THE COMING DAYS A LITTLE BETTER.

LOSING LOVED ONES IS TRULY A TOUGH TIME, HOWEVER AS THE DAYS PASS BY THE PAIN THAT YOU NOW FEEL WILL EASE UP SOME.WHEN I LOST MY LOVED ONES I WAS REMINDED OF A PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE AT ISAIAH 33:24 IT SAYS '' NO RESIDENT WILL SAY I AM SICK.''JUST THINK NO MORE DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, OR DISEASE OF ANY KIND.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BY MEANS OF GOD'S KINGDOM DEATH WILL BE ELIMINATED. MAY GOD GRANT YOUR FAMILY PEACE AND HAPPINESS BY MEANS OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, SINCERLY J GUEST.
jonathan guest
December 12, 2007
I'm so sorry for your guys loss. Your dad was a lot of fun. You are all in my thoughts.
Nikki Slocum
December 12, 2007
Larry, I am so sorry about your dad. I was surprised to hear that he had passed.In the summer when we spoke you said he was doing ok. If you need me you have my number.
Amy Gocke
December 12, 2007
Lewis, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Barry and Norrie Vornholt
December 12, 2007
Larry I'm sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. I know he'll be sorely missed.
Melanie Lane
December 12, 2007
Peepaw,
I love you. I am sad my grandpa went away and i will see you when we go to heaven.
I love you,
Chloe
Chloe Johnson
December 12, 2007
Judy, my prayers and thought are with you. I am so sorry for you loss. If you need me, you know how to get in touch with me.
David Ross
December 12, 2007
Sherry and Judy,

My sympathy and prayers are with you during this time with the loss of your brother, Larry. I remember him from when we were children. I lost my brother, Cecil, back in 1997. It was very painful and I still miss him to this day.

All of us grew up together in school and in church. I remember spending the night at your home, Sherry,when we were kids.

My sympathy also goes to Larry and Louis as well as all the family. I remember them as school mates of my son, Todd Young, and my nephew, Jason Franklin at Kenwood Elementary many years ago. Todd also went to school at Fern Creek when Judy was principal there.

It is never easy to say goodbye to those we love. We have to believe we will see them again.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Franklin-Young
December 12, 2007
Judy,I am sorry for the loss of your father and I hope you are able to find comfort in the many people that you have comforted in their time of need. I will be by on Thursday.
Tom Knabel
December 12, 2007
Dear Papaw,
I will miss you so much especially when you say "get outta my chair meathead". I will really miss you asking me to rub your back. I am use to that because my daddy always asks me to do that too. I will really miss you when holidays past by. This year everybody was supposed to be here on christmas it isn't fair. when i found out you passed away i was at my soccer practice and I was crying. i can't beileve you are gone. i will miss you forever and ever. i will never forget your sweetness in your heart and the kindness of your deep voice. you are the best grandpa any kid coulod ever have. I am a very lucky kid to have you. I love you.

Love,
Amber
Amber Birkhead-Johnson
December 12, 2007
I'll see you when I get to Heaven daddy.
love your son.
Lewis Birkhead
December 12, 2007
Daddy,
I love you more than anything in this world. I miss you so much. My heart is broken but I know you will watch over me and are in the arms of God.
I love you Daddy!
Angie
Angela Birkhead-Johnson
December 12, 2007
Larryman, Judy, Angie, Louie, and Nancy I am so sorry to hear about this he was always so nice to me and gave us a reason to laugh. I know your family has been through alot and I hope you all can still try to enjoy the holidays. Again I am so sincerely sorry.
Brittany Parrott
December 12, 2007
I am thinking about you all during this difficult time and sending my heartfelt sympathy.
Kelly Curry
December 12, 2007
LARRY,I WAS BROWSING THE COMPUTER AND SAW UR THAT U LOST UR FATHER. I AM VERY HAPPY THAT UR FATHER GOT TO MEET UR BEAUTIFUL BABY AND IM GLAD THAT SHE IS NOW WITH U. I FOLLOWED THE NEWS AND MY PRAYERS AND JUSTICE WAS DONE.MELISSA NEWTON
NEWTON MELISSA
December 12, 2007
Mr. Birkhead was a fine gentleman with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Joe, Emma Rose and I send our prayers and deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Susan M. Powers
December 12, 2007
I never had the priviledge of meeting any of Larry's children, but I know their pain of losing a parent suddenly and will hold them in my prayers.

Donna, you hang in there girl!! He will surely be missed by his friends at Nolin Lake. Hopefully from his vantage point now he can let us know if there really are any fish in that hole!! If you need a friend this summer, stop on by the house or we can take a boat ride.
Cindy Farnsley
December 12, 2007
Judy, my thoughts are with you at this sad time! Sincerely Julie
Julie Schmidt
December 11, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Lisa Colvin
December 11, 2007