Mr. Alfred Preston "Whitey" Birdwell was born on November 18, 1918. At his death on May 3, 2020 in Madisonville, Texas he was 101 years old. Whitey was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army's Third Armored Division, where he drove the lead tank through France, Belgium and Germany. He received several medals including the Purple Heart.
He and his wife, Patsy enjoyed living at Waldenbrook Estates in Bryan, Texas from 2008-2018. Whitey is survived by nine of his 11 children; 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren, and his legacy continues.