Monroe “Murphy” Bird Jr., 81, professor of Business Administration at Virginia Tech

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Monroe “Murphy” Bird Jr., 81, of Williamsburg, previously of Milford, Delaware, passed away on Nov. 14, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Kenney Bird.

Murphy is survived by his daughters, Melissa Lee Bird (Stephen Ritz) and Mary Lynn Bird Hawkins; grandchildren, Evan Hawkins and Maxwell Ritz; and his brother, James Bird of Atlanta.

Murphy was a professor of Business Administration at Virginia Tech, a private industry consultant, and a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard.

The family would like to thank Nurturing 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 www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.