In Memoriam : Bruce Birdwell

Bruce Birdwell Bruce Odell Birdwell - age: 58
(February 02, 1952 to November 18, 2010 )
Resident of New Boston, Texas

Visitation Information:
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 22, 2010
First Baptist Church New Boston, Texas

Obituary:
Mr. Bruce Odell Birdwell passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010 at his home in New Boston, Texas. He was 58.

Bruce was born February 2, 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana to James Odell and Ruby McIntyre Birdwell. On December 4, 1988, he was married to Elizabeth Ann Williams. Bruce was a Law Enforcement Officer for the Bowie County Sherriff's Department, the Nash Police Department and the Texarkana Police Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Odell Birdwell; and a brother, Huey Birdwell.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Ann Williams Birdwell of New Boston, Texas; his mother, Jean M. Birdwell of Greenwood, Louisiana; two daughters, Sara C. Birdwell of Texarkana, Texas and Courtney B. Terral of Shreveport, Louisiana; two brothers, Roy Birdwell of Houston, Texas and Gary Birdwell of Ajax, Louisiana; two sisters, Linda Birdwell of Greenwood, Louisiana and Carolyn B. Amador of Kingman, Arizona; two step sons, Daniel Creech and James T. Creech of Stonewall, Louisiana; one grandson and three step grandsons.

Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 22, 2010 at First Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas.

Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas with Rev. Ken Cox officiating and Police Honors by Nash Police Department. Interment will be 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 803 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501.








Michael Pearson - November 21, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
Bruce was one of my favorite patients. We always added extra time onto his appointments to allow us to hear his funny stories. His happiness and cheer always brightened my day........he will be missed. My condolences to the family of this very special man.



Brenda Lulu Birdwell - November 21, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
I will miss you Bruce. My heart is breaking now but I know I will see you again at the Throne. Save me a place. Remember . . . I will always love you more than chocolate and deer steak!! Only you my cuz!!



David Birdwell - November 22, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ann and all the family of Bruce.I have been praying for Bruce and I know now he is now healed and with his Precious Lord Jesus.Bruce was so Loved by everyone who knew him,and will be missed so much,but I know we will all be reunited with him again one day.Bruce,you had to be one of the most caring kind hearted-Law Enforcement Officers that God ever created ,because that described the kind of person you were to Family also.Looking forward to seeing you again at the greatest Family Reunion of all.You will always be loved and remembered.



Marlin Birdwell - November 22, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
I would like to send out my deepest sympathy to Bruce's family. I feel for your loss. He was a very special person. I remember hunting with Bruce with Grandpa George when we were in school. He was always such a pleasure to be around. We will meet again. Jean, Roy & Gary keep your faith and we will be with him soon.



Stephanie Jester - November 22, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
My sympathy goes out to Ann and family. I truly enjoyed working with Bruce at Nash PD. Bruce was an outstanding man with a since of humor I will never forget. He could make me laugh when no one else could. I will always remember his advice he gave me, and the good times we shared. I look forward to seeing Bruce again when the roll is called up yonder. I loved "Pappy" as if he was my Grandfather. I will love and remember you always, Pappy.



Carolyn Birdwell - November 23, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
Bruce, we have been friends for many years; from elementary school at Greenwood, then Jr High and on to High School. We were always having hayrides and parties in Jr High and going to basketball games. You were always so special to me; always so sweet and easy going, never angry; just that smile! I will miss you so much and you passed on my Birthday so I will never forget you. I know you are with the Lord now and free from pain and sickness. I will see you soon!!!



Sondra Power - November 23, 2010Contact this person Contact this person
I really enjoyed working with Bruce and Ann. Bruce could always put a smile on your face. I know his laughter will be missed. My condolences to Ann and family as Bruce will be missed.



Carolyn Amador - January 20, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
I still can't believe all this. Should have been me! I love you and am so glad you're my brother. Thank you for the memories!



Sara Birdwell - January 27, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
Thank you all for your comments. My daddy was my best friend and the most important person in this world to me. He was the only one who understood me because we were just about the same. Some days I feel so lost without him but I keep in mind what he told me. "This isn't forever. This world is only temporary. Heaven is my home." I miss him more every day but I just remember that he didn't want me to be sad and that I'll see him again whenever God decides.