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Mr. David Kennedy Bird

Mr. David Kennedy Bird

David Kennedy Bird age 57, passed peacefully from this life on January 31, 2021 after several months of declining health. Born in Sarasota, Florida to Paul and Helen Bird on December 30, 1963, David spent his school years in Hendersonville, NC, and then attended Covenant College on Lookout Mountain. David lived for the past 25 years in the St Elmo neighborhood in Chattanooga, TN. David loved learning, and shared his love with students he taught through a rigorous course of study he called St Thomas Academy (renamed Foundations Collegium). He also loved music, and shared his enthusiasm as a performer in a band called The Substructure, and as organizer of a local music and arts event called the Kudzu Festival in 1995-1997. A kind, gentle, caring person, David loved sharing his faith in God and the sense of peace and wonder that he felt. In recent years, David focused on writing, lecturing and blogging and devoted his time to caring for his mother. David is survived by his mother, Helen Privett Bird, of Chattanooga, TN. A graveside service will be held on Friday – February 12th at 1:00 pm at Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. An online guestbook may be signed at

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