Michael Bruce Birdwell
1948 - 2016
Michael Bruce Birdwell, 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Colonial Church with Pastor Klint Newton officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park.
Mike was born on Jan. 7, 1948, in Wichita Falls to John and Dorothy Birdwell of Kamay. “Bird,” as he was known to family and friends grew up in Kamay where his father had an oilfield business. He attended Valley View schools and graduated from Valley View High School in 1966. He was accepted by Midwestern State University, where he graduated in 1970. After a brief stint working for State Farm Insurance in both Dallas and Austin. He returned to Wichita Falls to help his father in the family business. In 1982, he moved to Holliday. He was President of the Holliday School Board and was the announcer at the Holliday football games.
He was also heavily involved with Midwestern State. He became President of the Midwestern State University Alumni Association and also began announcing at the Midwestern football games after the university reinstated football in the late 1980’s. As with Holliday athletics, he was also a longtime member of the Kiowa Kooks.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Birdwell of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Audrea Feely-Hall of Trophy Club, and Natalie Bolinger of Austin; three sisters, Johnette of Iowa Park, and Ginger and Anna, both of Wichita Falls; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Kiowa Kooks Scholarship Fund at Midwestern State University, at 3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in honor of his nephew Ross Beisch, 2629 Plaza Parkway, Suite B-16, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.