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Monroe Murphy "Murphy" Bird, Jr.

August 22, 1935 - November 14, 2016

Monroe “Murphy” Bird, Jr., 81, of Williamsburg, previously of Milford, Delaware, passed away on November 14, 2016.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Kenney Bird. Murphy is survived by his daughters, Melissa Lee Bird (Stephen Ritz), Mary Lynn Bird Hawkins; grandchildren, Evan Hawkins, Maxwell Ritz; and his brother, James Bird of Atlanta. Murphy was a Professor of Business Administration at Virginia Tech and a private industry consultant, and a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard. The family would like to thank Nuturing Hearts N Care for the special love and care that they gave their family. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Milford, Delaware. Online condolences may be shared at

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