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Donald Doil Birge

November 17, 1940 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 77)
Donald Doil Birge, 77, of Russellville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock with his loved ones at his bedside. A son of John and Lillie Mae (Philpot) Birge, he was born November 17, 1940, in Russellville. He met and married the love of his life, Patricia A. (Byrum) Birge, on June 19, 1964, at Russellville. Donald worked in highway & road construction prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Damacus Assembly of God where he enjoyed playing his guitar and singing in worship to the God he so loved and served with the praise & worship band. He also enjoyed fishing, yard work, and spending lots of quality & loving time with his family and grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Donald Birge, Jr.; and a brother, J.D. Thompson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Patricia Birge; two daughters, Carrie Kelly (John) of Russellville; and Terri Williams of Russellville; five grandchildren, Christie Turner (Finley) of Fayetteville; Lakesha Grissom (Steven) of Russellville; Bryson Birge, Jordyn Kelly & Matthew Kelly, each of Russellville; four great grandchildren, Addyson Turner & Banks Turner, both of Fayetteville; and Harper Grissom & Laylynn Grissom, both of Russellville; four brothers, Ronnie Berge (Brenda), Billy Birge (Lorrie), Tommy Birge and Jimmy Lee Nolan; and many other nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. James Findley will officiate, assisted by Donald's brother, Rev. Ronnie Birge. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

Cemetery Details

Pisgah Cemetery
1574 Pisgah Road
Pottsville, AR,

Funeral Service

APR 14. 2:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801


APR 14. 3:00 PM

Pisgah Cemetery

1574 Pisgah Road

Pottsville, AR, US

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