Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Kevin was born on November 19, 1965 to Thomas Ruvin and Daphne Juanita Tyson Birdwell in Shreveport, LA and passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Eudora, AR.
He was a good hearted man and a hard worker that was very determined and spoke what was on his mind. He was a loyal friend to so many over the years and had your back.
It is often said that you preach your own funeral by the way you live your life and Kevin was a testament of that. Through some rough and troubled years Kevin had emerged a changed man, heart and soul.
He was focused on succeeding in all of his endeavors and loved life to the fullest with no fear. Kevin was a hard working man but always made time to explore and play. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles and ATV’s.
He took pride and pleasure in showing off the hidden beauty he had found in the trails of the mountains. He had found peace in his heart and soul in the place he called “God’s Country”.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Blake Birdwell of Shreveport, Nathan Clay Birdwell of Springhill; daughter, Haley Lin Carson of Springhill; girlfriend, Melinda Smith Mosley and her daughter, Christina of Springhill; mother, Daphne Tyson Roberson of Vivian; one sister, Connie Birdwell Bullock and husband Paul of Katy, TX; nieces and nephews, Brittany Birdwell-Shephard, Justin Lane Birdwell, Erica Paige Olmsted, Adam Bullock; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kevin was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Wanda Carol Olmsted.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Howard, Scott Allison, Billy McEachern, Greg Sanders, Brad Durbin, Herb Simon, Bobby Booth, Don Booth, and Chris Pace.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Kevin Birdwell Memorial Fund at Regions Bank.