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Carl O. Birdwell

December 21, 1937 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Mr. Carl O. Birdwell, age 85, passed from this life  Friday, September 8, 2023, at his residence in San Augustine County.

Carl O. was born December 21, 1937, in San Augustine County to parents Enlow and Florence (Hardy) Birdwell and was a lifelong area resident. He married the love of his life, Helen Murray on June 7, 1958, having celebrated 65 years of marriage this year.  He was a registered licensed land surveyor for over 40 years, retiring from Texas Department of Transportation with 22 years of service and then working many years in private practice, as well as farming and ranching. A strong Christian man, he served Chinquapin Baptist Church as a devoted member and deacon for 56 years.

His survivors include his wife, Helen Murray Birdwell of San Augustine County; a daughter, Carla Ladner and husband Rodney of Lufkin; son, Glen Birdwell and wife Cindy of Gaithersburg, Maryland; grandchildren, Kelli Harley and husband Justin, Brien Birdwell and wife Kelley, Lauren Morley and husband Nicholas, Kristen Ladner, Leah Mitchell and husband Ryan, Abigail Ajamian and husband John; great-grandchildren, Emma Harley, Evan Harley, Eli Harley, and Julian Mitchell; a brother, Winfred Birdwell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Dale Birdwell and Mark Birdwell; brothers, Norman Birdwell, Kennon Birdwell; sisters, Bertha Mae McMurry, Matt Breaux, Ruby Murphy, Audrey Drawhorn, and Margie Nell Hildabrant. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Chinquapin Baptist Church, located at 3793 FM 1751 in San Augustine County. Committal service and interment will follow at the Chinquapin Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Rodney Ladner, Brien Birdwell, Justin Harley, Nicholas Morley, Don McMurry, and John Ajamian.  

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September 11, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
316 West Columbia
San Augustine, TX 75972

Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Chinquapin Baptist Church
3793 FM 1751
San Augustine, Texas 75972

Committal Service & Interment
September 12, 2023

Chinquapin Cemetery
County Road 416
San Augustine County, TX 75972


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