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Kenneth Leon Bird, Sr.

September 9, 1944 — February 2, 2023

Kenneth Leon Bird, Sr.

Kenneth Leon Bird, Sr. of Oklahoma City went to be with the Lord February 2, 2023. He was born September 9th, 1944, in Shawnee OK to Virgil and Christine Bird. The world knew him as Ken but to family he was Kenneth, Dad, and Papa. He was a loving son, father, and grandfather.Kenneth attended NW Classen High School. As a young man, he found that he was good at fixing things, a talent that served him well throughout his life, in both his career as a truck driver and mechanic, and in his personal life. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on many project cars over the years, most notably his 1986 Chevrolet pickup which he rebuilt with his son Kenny. He later enjoyed taking it to car shows with Leasa where he won several trophies and made many friends. He was always available to help his daughter Kendra when she needed something fixed at the farm where her horses lived. Even when it was as simple as cutting a lock that she had lost the key to. He was a regular attendee at Caleb's baseball and football games, Joshua's band performances, and Grace's dance recitals. He loved going to the casino with his daughter Janice and granddaughter Whitney and he especially loved having dinner at Furr's with his grandson Brandon. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Virgil Bird and mother Iva Christine Bird, brother David "Jerry" Bird, and daughter Dana Bird. He will forever be remembered by his children, Janice Harvey of Elbing, KS; Kenny Bird and wife Jennifer of Piedmont, OK; and Kendra Bird of Oklahoma City, OK; former wife and lifelong friend Leasa Bird of Oklahoma City and sister Evelyn Dunn; siblings, Virgil Bird, Robert Bird, Wanda Beatty, and Beverly Bird; grandchildren, Whitney Lowmaster, Brandon Harvey, Caleb Bird, Joshua Bird, and Grace Bird; great-granddaughter Adilyne Lowmaster; nephew Jason Dunn as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. All who knew him will remember him for his quick wit and one-liners, such as. "Like a duck on a June bug.""If a bull frog had wings…""Busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.""Don't tug on Superman's cape."And most famously, "Have we done this long enough?"Visitation will be Wednesday February 8, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home located 14624 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City, Ok 73134. A service to celebrate Kenneth's life will be Thursday February 9, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park 6001 NW Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, Ok. 73118.
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