Arvil Lee Bird

Arvil Lee Bird, 78 of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Baptist Health in Louisville. He was a native of Hardin County and an active member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church. He has been a Deacon since he was around 30 years old, taugh Sunday School, Btu, and Royal Ambassadors, and brought many people to the Lord. He was a fine Christian Man, very knowledgeable Biblically and one who practiced what he believed. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a friend to anyone he met. He was a retired grocer with IGA, Piggley Wiggley and Birds Food Mart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Flossie Hill Bird and all his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Thompson Bird; two children, Roger Lee (Petra) Bird of Hodgenville and Lisa (Ronnie) Martin of Bardstown; nine grandchildren, Danielle (Stephen) Ruley, Suesan (Darrell) Locke, Daniel Burns, Roger Bird, Jr., Melyssa Bird, Carmen Gregory, Peyton Martin, Savannah Martin and Jenna Winkler and 19 great grandchildren. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Looten and Dr. Danny Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in New Horizon Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM
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