David Wayne Birdsong, 57, of Fairview, TN, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, after a motorcycle accident in the Smoky Mountains. David is survived by three sons Matthew, of Fairview, Tennessee; Carson of Chicago, Illinois; and Ross of Spring Hill, Tennessee. He is also survived by a sister, Kelly Birdsong Mitchuson of Murray, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his father Arvel Birdsong; Mother Charlene Stallons; and brother Roger Birdsong. Born in Cadiz, Kentucky, on November 7, 1963, David was a television engineer who began his career at TV-43 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, but who also worked in the Knoxville, Tennessee; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Alexandria, Louisiana; Kansas City, Missouri; and Nashville, Tennessee television markets, most recently at NewsChannel 5. David will be remembered for his kind-hearted nature and for always being willing and able to help others. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his sons suggest donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, the 16Ways Foundation, or the Friends of the Smokies.
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