Frank E.D. Bird Sr., 73, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on January 16, 2020 with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on December 2, 1946 and attended Andrew Jackson High School. Frank married Kaye (Timberman) Bird on June 1, 1967. He worked for Pilot Freight Carriers and eventually owned his own business operating as a subcontractor for many years. He served in the Army National Guard where he was recognized as a ‘sharpshooter’ and eventually honorably discharged. Although, providing for his family was always his first priority, his love of serving others led him to joining Shriners International. As a Shriner, his efforts helped provide awareness and assistance to disabled children and burn victims. Frank participated in parades throughout the southeastern region and once in Canada during his active Shriner tenure.
He was survived by his wife Kaye. Sons: Frank Jr., (wife Dawn) and Jeff (wife Michi). Grandchildren: Bailey, Dawson, Ernest, Kobe, and Courtney. Brother William Bird, Joe Bird, and Sister Marie Mappin.
He is pre-deceased by his parents (Lois and William) his brother, Fredrick and sister, June.
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00am in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 with Rev. Debbie Treadwell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6: – 8:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020. For Carol Ladson – Church Greeter Kaye, so sorry to hear that your husband passed away. He seemed to be such a sweet man who adored you as he would come by and see you while we greeted. Praying for you and your family. January 21, 2020 Terry Bankhead – Rise Church Praying for Peace and Comfort for all of you. He is with God Now, no more pain, no more suffering. I didn’t know Frank very well, but I always loved seeing him Come into Church each week, always with a smile. I love you Ms. Kaye ! January 21, 2020 Fuji Padgett – Family Friend I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bird was such a beautiful person. He always treated us like we were part of the family. Jessica will always remember ‘grandpa’ as he was, Kind, gentle, loving. Heaven has gained a great angel! He will be missed by all. January 20, 2020 Malinda Gillman – Cousin by marriage I’m so sorry for ur lost and I will be praying for you guys in this time of sorrow and love u guys and I’m here if u need to talk to… Love malinda gillman(pamela tickles daughter) January 20, 2020 Sadie Davis – Friend Love and prayers continue. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand as you wait for the time you will be together again. January 20, 2020 George Hoelzel – friend of the family Again my deepest sympathy to the Bird family. Although I have never met Frank It is obvious he was an outstanding human being and an even greater father as his influence on his sons and grand children have produced children and grand children who are amazing individuals. Caring, Decent, hardworking and high achievers. His legacy is well served by those he has left behind. He will be waiting for you all in the presence of our Lord in Heaven. January 20, 2020 Vickie Amos – Friend from Rise Church To all the family of Frank Bird Im send my to all. I was so bless to have meet Frank he was a joy and kind man to talk to. I will always remember his smile when I woulf come to Church he would have just came from surgery not long ago and he never acted like he was in pai he would just keep smiling so I know he is smiling at us now we shall see you again. God bless your familg. January 20, 2020 Visitation Details Fraser Funeral Home Chapel 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Service Details Fraser Funeral Home Chapel 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:00 AM
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