Former United Way of the Mid-South Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Karl Birkholz, passed away on Saturday, June 11th at age 78.
A long-time United Way volunteer during his career and in his retirement, Mr. Birkholz was Board Chairman in 1994-1995. He retired as Executive Vice President of Hub Operations for FedEx where he helped lead United Way campaigns, and later served as President of the FedEx Retirees Club. His connection with United Way was also a key to establishing FedEx’s relationship with the Operation Feed program at The Mid-South Food Bank.
Mr. Birkholz was a member and usher at Central Church in Collierville, TN; a veteran of the U.S.M.C.; M.A.T.A. Chairman; and very involved in cancer patient transportation. He was very active in his commitment to the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery and the West Tennessee Veterans Home campaign fund, among many other civic efforts.
Observances will be held Thursday, June 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119 with funeral services on Friday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Church, 2005 E. Winchester Road, Collierville, TN 38017.