Bruce Allen Birdwell, born May 13, 1936, of Deweyville, passed away July 9.

Bruce was born in Cushing and was a lifelong resident of Deweyville. Bruce was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Deweyville and served in the United States Army, stationed in Korea. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works in 1985.

Bruce is survived by his children, James and Nina Birdwell, Nelwyn and Keith Robinson and Gordon and Denise Birdwell; grandchildren, C. J. and Keith Poth, Sarah and Zachary McKnight, Katie Birdwell, Jacob Birdwell and Jillian Robinson.

Visitation will be held at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, Monday, July 11, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at the funeral home, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Deweyville , P.O. Box 108, Deweyville, Texas 77614, or First Baptist Church of Deweyville, P.O. Box 79, Deweyville, Texas 77614, to assist in recovery efforts from recent flooding.