Edward "J.L." Birmingham

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Edward "J.L." Birmingham, 76, of Columbia, Mo., died March 22, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center.

He was born August 18, 1926, in Greenville, Mo., the son of John Riley and Flossie L. King Birmingham.

On June 7, 1945, he married Mary Ruth Turner in Piggott, and she survives. He served with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Birmingham moved to Boone County, Mo., in 1950. He was the owner and operator of Birmingham's Antiques and Used Furniture from 1966-1987 until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Turner Birmingham; two sons, Geary E. Birmingham of Columbia and Dennis Ray Birmingham of Kingdom City, Mo.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Birmingham of Columbia and Carolyn Ann Cook of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Carl Birmingham and Raymond Birmingham, both of Piggott; two sisters, Mary Steinbrooke of Millstadt, Ill., and Frankie Gibson of Piggott; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross, Boone County Chapter, 1805 W. Worley, Columbia, Missouri 65203-1037.