He was a member of Gilbertsville Baptist Church.
He retired from SKW Alloys in Calvert City.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Sue and Jeff Stevenson of Calvert City.; three grandchildren, Samantha Edging and her husband C.J. of Phoenix, Ariz., Randy Stevenson of Benton, and Amber Montgomery and her husband Jordon of Calvert City; a great-grandson, Treven Montgomery of Calvert City; two sisters, Helen Noles and Lunell VanVactor, both of Calvert City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mahala Freeman Birdsong; a son, David L. Birdsong; and two sisters, Lela Mae Redfern and Sarah June Baize. He was also preceeded in death by his parents, the Rev. John Kelly Birdsong and Virgie Myrtus Harris Birdsong.
Funeral services were held Sunday and burial with military rites followed in Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Condolences may made at www.filbeckcannking.com.