Dr. Albert Bird

June 15, 1926 - June 15, 2010

Dr. Albert Bird, age 84, of McKinney, Texas passed away June 15, 2010. He was born June 15, 1926, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Deeb Neimer and Anisa (Tawil) Bird. Albert graduated from Crowell High School. He married Ellen Saig on October 4, 1959, in Memphis, Tennessee. Albert proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Afterwards he attended the University of Texas in Austin, and graduated from Baylor Dental School. Dr. Bird practiced dentistry in Childress, Texas for years. He was an active Rotarian during his time in Childress, and also headed the Salvation Army for several years. Albert was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney, and a member of the fellowship class. Dr Bird is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellen; son, Anthony Albert Bird and wife Angie of Austin, Texas; daughter, Lisa Marie Hamilton and husband Robb of McKinney; grandchildren, Barrett Albert Bird of Austin, and Morgan Marie Hamilton of McKinney; and brother, Richard Bird. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike D. Bird. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas, with Dr. Jim Palmer and Dr. Tommy Brumett officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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Dear Ellen, Tony, and Lisa, I was so saddened to hear about Booty's passing. He was such a wonderful man who touched so many lives. It was always such a pleasure to be around him, at home and in the clinic. My condolences and love to you and your families. There's always a special place in my heart for your family, and I am sorry for your loss. Love, Shanon Shanon Sims, June 19, 2010 Mrs. Bird, Lisa, Robb, and Morgan, I'm so saddened by the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I know how loved he was by all of you and those who met him. I wish I could be there today. Please know that I am praying and thinking of you all as I have been throughout the week. Cerese Buckler Cerese Buckler, June 18, 2010 Dr. Albert "Bodie" Bird was genuine man who lived a happy life raising a beautiful family. My prayers go out to all his loved ones. Thomas Daniels Dolan, June 18, 2010 We have known Booty and Ellen socially for a number of years in McKinney. We loved to talk to Booty. He was knowledgabble, sincere and with a good sense of humor. We will miss him. God rest his soul. Mary Jo & George Baumli, June 17, 2010 It was such a pleasure to know Dr. Bird. I know my Dad greatly enjoyed his friendship. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom & Teresa Denton, June 17, 2010 TO: THE BIRD AND SAIG FAMILIES I WILL TRULY MISS DR. BIRD. HE WAS ALWAYS SO KIND WHEN HE CAME TO ARKANSAS TO VISIT. HE ALWAYS HAD THAT BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE. HE LIKED TO TALK AND SO DO I. MS. ELLEN AND HER CHILDREN ARE JEWELS. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS YOU DURING THIS TIME. HE COMFORTS THOSE WHO MOURN. BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! HEAVEN WAS MISSING AN ANGEL! CORETTA ALLEN, June 16, 2010 My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May God keep you in His loving care and bring peace to all of you. May you find comfort in the sweet memories you have of your Dad, Lisa. My love to you, Robb, Morgan and your precious Mom, Ellen. Cassie Stober, June 16, 2010 Ellen, Tony, Lisa and familes, I am heartbroken at the loss of the greatest Dentist and person I have ever had the priveldge of working for. I am so saddened by the grief you are experiencing and understand what you are going through as I lost my Mom last week. I pray that your sadness and grief will be gently replaced with all the wonderful memories you have made over the years. I am truly blessed to have had Booty as a friend and role model. I always remembered his birthday because it was the same as my Grandmother's. What a celebration he must have had yesterday with all those who have gone before. My love and prayers are with you! Jenny Jenny Morris, June 16, 2010 Dr. Bird and Ellen have been lifelong family friends and I had the pleasure of working with him for many years in his dental practice. He is a dear dear man and will be missed by many. He loved his family and was so very proud of them. I miss you Dr. Bird....love, Susan Susan J Leary, June 16, 2010 I remember vividly the smell of Dr. Bird's pipe tobacco that he occasionally enjoyed while he relaxed watching a golf game on television. It was a wonderful comforting smell. He was very patient with all the children that clamored through the house while he sat there. Deepest condolences to all of you. Jana Davis Sanders, June 16, 2010