Joe Birdwell

September 19, 1949 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 70)


Joe Birdwell, 70, of Columbia, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Russell County.

He was born September 19, 1949 in Russell County to the late James Earl & Jessie Marie George Birdwell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Phillip, David & James Birdwell, and one sister, Eva Garner.  Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, sold produce and enjoyed fishing. 

Survivors Include:

His Wife – Bonnie Denton Birdwell of Columbia

Three Sons – Billy Birdwell of Campbellsville, Daryll Birdwell of Benton, KY & Randall Denton of Campbellsville

One Daughter – Litisha Douglas of Glasgow

Three Sisters – Mattie Guffey of Jamestown, Mae Rexroat of Columbia & Susie Todd of Russell Springs

Eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren & one expectant great-grandchild

Several other relatives & friends also survive

Funeral Service – Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Freedom Cemetery

Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Friday

Everyone attending the visitation or funeral service will be required to wear a mask.

Casket Bearers – Coty Birdwell, Dylan Franklin, Kayden Birdwell, Tony Derman, Anthony Bennett & Adam Bennett

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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July 31, 2020

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
August 1, 2020

1:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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