66 year old William Dean "Bill" Bird of Smithville died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Merle and Lois Kercheval Bird. He was a construction worker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lakin, Kansas. A memorial service will be held 1:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be Friday 11:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include 5 children: Sherri Bowring of Frisco Texas, William S. Bird of Marquette Kansas, Clint Bird of Covington Washington, Cristopher C. Bird of Smithville, Beau Bird of Manhatten Kansas; 5 Grandchildren: Emily Bird, Shelby Bowring, Skyler Bowring, Trista Bird, William B. Bird; Brother: Leonard Bird of Federal Way Washington; Sister: Jackie Bird of Auburn Washington; Significent Other: Kat Martin of Smithville.