Marblin Bird

Friday, October 10, 2003

Marblin Ulas Bird, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in an automobile accident.

He was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of Everett O. and Ella M. Johns Bird. He and Marie Criddle were married in 1971.

Bird worked at Southeast Missouri Hospital 10 years. He worked 25 years at Cape Girardeau Public Works Department, retiring in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Jenkins of Cape Girar-deau; four stepdaughters, Teresa Criddle of Jefferson City, Mo., Rosalyn, Lisa and Sheila Criddle of Cape Girar-deau; two stepsons, Tony and Geno Criddle of Cape Girar-deau; and his mother of Cape Girardeau.

He is also survived by four brothers, Everett Bird of Houston, Texas, William, Earnest and Benjamin Bird of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Louella Ayers of Jackson, Shirley Nelson of Cape Girardeau, and Rose Holly of Alexandria, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife and father.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at Greater Dimension Church.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with Calvin Bird officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.