Reverend Terry Lee Birdsong

Reverend Terry Lee Birdsong, age 62, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his home in Trigg County, Kentucky.  Rev. Birdsong proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  After his service, he worked for 15 years as a deputy sheriff and chaplain for the Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Department.  He received his Doctorate in Theology from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.  Rev. Birdsong was serving as the current pastor of Buffalo Lick Baptist Church in Trigg County, as well as the chaplain at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz.

He is survived by: his wife of 45 years - Jeri Birdsong, Cadiz; one son - Sean Michael Birdsong (Amy), Cheyenne, Wyoming; one daughter - Toni Birdsong, Portage, Indiana; four granddaughters - Autumn Schneidt, Audrey Schneidt, Karissa Birdsong, and Kennedy Birdsong; two brothers - Howard Birdsong, Neosho, Missouri, and Bill Birdsong, Seattle, Washington; one sister - Betty Stanek, Rossville, Georgia; and aunt & uncle -  Marci and Everett Birdsong, Cadiz.

He was preceded in death by his parents - J. B. and Ruth Reans Birdsong.

A graveside funeral service will be at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, 5817 Ft. Campbell Blvd. in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 20, 2017, with the Reverend Paul Cannon officiating, and Sean Birdsong and Wayne Hewell providing the eulogies.  Entombment with full military honors will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to:  Gideon's International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211, or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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I love you so much and miss you terribly. My heart is broken. Don't know why God took you so soon. I'm not ready for you to be gone! You were a fantastic brother and friend. You made me laugh when times were rough. You were always there for me. I will be here for Jeri. She is my only sister and I will always love her. I will see you in glory one day. Until then, give Mommy and Daddy a hug for me.

Bro Terry was much more than my pastor. He was also my friend, my confidant, and my mentor. He was kind, accepting, and a whole lot goofy. I look forward to seeing him again in Glory!

We love you dearly and Bro. Terry will be missed terribly. You have touched our lives more than you will ever know!

We reach out our condolences to you and yours in this time, rather WANTED or not.

Marcie and Everett we are so sorry for your loss and praying for comfort through this hard time.

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