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.