Originally created 04/27/01

Mr. Richard Bird



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest April 25, 2001, at his residence Mr. Richard R. Bird, 70, beloved husband of 47 years of Mrs. Annemarie S. Bird. Additional survivors include son, Thomas M. Bird of Augusta; daughter-in-law, Michelle Bird of Augusta; daughter, Doris B. Harrison of Augusta; brothers, Kenneth Nelson of Ankeny, Iowa, Donald Nelson and Dwayne Nelson, both of Green Top, Mo.; one sister, Joe Anne Troutman of West Bend, Iowa; grandchildren, Taylor and Patrick Bird of Augusta. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church at noon. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Bird was born in Lehigh, Iowa and had been a resident of Augusta for the past 38 years. He was the owner of Richard Bird Builders Inc. and was a member of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta. Mr. Bird served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Serving as pallbearers will be Oliver W. Owens, John F. Bowles, Taylor Bird, Mike Lenz, Karl Smeak, Hector Oliver and Ronnie E. Hulbert Jr. The most holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight, with visitation following from 7:30 to 9 p.m. If so desired, memorials may be made to the St. Mary on the Hill School Building Fund, 1420 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30904. (Florists: 10 a.m. Saturday) Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave. The Augusta Chronicle-April 27, 2001