Carl Birmingham

Monday, August 31, 2020
Carl Birmingham

Carl Birmingham, 97, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Missouri Veteran's Home. He was born August 15, 1923, in Holcomb, Mo., to J.R. and Flossie (King) Birmingham.

He was married to Imogene Mullins Birmingham, who preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Piggott Arkansas High School, and later served his country in the United States Army in the Asian Theater.

After the war he settled in Poplar Bluff, where he worked for Department of Parks and Natural Resources for over 40 years. Upon his promotion to Construction Supervisor of Parks for the eastern region, he relocated to the Park Hills area until his retirement.

He then relocated to his hometown of Piggott, Ark., where he served as a member of city council.

He enjoyed trout fishing, playing pitch and bluegrass.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, of Piggott, and the Masonic Lodge in Poplar Bluff.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean French of Belton, Mo., Joan (Joe) Rains of Holden, Mo. and Patti (Linn) Davault of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Frankie Gibson of Piggott and Mary Steinbrook of Millstadt, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and a son-in-law, Stuart French.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel, in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be held at 12 noon, on Wednesday, at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel, in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating.

Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Bloomfield, Mo., with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association of Greater Missouri, 9370 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo., 63132-3214 or Missouri Veterans Home, 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701.

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Ford and Sons Funeral Home - Mt. Auburn, is in charge of arrangements.