Shelbyville Daily Union

January 14, 2014

Eric Tyler Bird

McCracken-Dean Funeral Homeeral Home

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Eric Tyler Bird

Tower Hill

Eric Tyler Bird, 23, of Tower Hill, died Sunday, January 12, 2014.

He was born May 10, 1990, in Mattoon, and lived most of his life in Tower Hill. He worked for Effingham Equity and was a volunteer fireman for Tower Hill Fire Department and a member of the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his parents, Donnie and Lori Simpson of Tower Hill; grandparents, Pat Bird of Cowden and Bob and Donna Simpson of Tower Hill; brother Steven Bird and girlfriend Caitlin Eversole of Tower Hill; sisters, Danielle Simpson and Allison Simpson, both of Tower Hill; and special niece, Aubree Bird of Tower Hill.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Thomas Bird, aunt Connie Bird, and cousin Tomi MIlligan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 16, in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jay Huddleston officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 15, from 4-8 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Burial will be in McCoy Cemetery, rural Tower Hill. Family requests casual attire. Memorials may be made to the Tower Hill Fire Department.

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