Charley Bird Jr., 88, Augusta, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Charley Bird Jr., 88, Augusta, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Headley Funeral Chapel and service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at First Christian Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Charley was born in Cedarvale, Kan. on Dec. 13, 1925, to the late Ruby Cable and Charley Stewart Bird. He was a farmer/rancher. On Oct.27, 1945 at the First Christian Church he married Virginia (Arnold) Bird, who survives him.

He is also survived by: son, Chuck Bird and wife Kelley of Augusta; daughter, Kathy Metsker and husband Dale of Augusta; grandchildren, Matthew Bird, Kristy Long, Charley Metsker, Tammy Reynard, Cody Bird, Laramie Bird; great- grandchildren, Jessica Bennington, Lainie Metsker, Kylie Metsker, Amy Kirkpatrick; great-great-grandchildren Lily Kirkpatrick, Bryson Bennington, Adrian Bennington, Trinity Bennington.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Carol Bird; sisters, Audrey Smith, Lucille Bachtel, Isabelle Mount; granddaughter, Amy Metsker.

Memorial donations to First Christian Church 1600 State Street Augusta, Kansas 67010.