Ricky Bird, 72, formerly of Creston, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He will be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery, Creston, IA, in a private family service to be held at a later date. Pearson Family Funeral Service Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston, IA is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Ricky Fay Bird was born July 24, 1947 in Creston, Iowa. Ricky was the sixth of nine children born to Otto and Opal Gladys (Tindle) Bird. Ricky worked for many years in the Creston area, performing various construction and concrete work. Ricky was never married.
Family members who preceded Ricky in death include his parents, Opal Otto Bird; seven brothers and sisters: Junior Bird, Betty Barkus, Jerry Bird, Larry Bird, Danny Bird, Sr., Donnie Bird and Vicki Connelly.
Ricky is survived by his only remaining sibling, his brother, Ronnie (wife Patty) Bird of Creston; his son, Lance Bird of Winterset, IA and by numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members. May he rest in peace.