Andrew “Andy” William Bird died unexpectedly at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City, TN on January 5, 2023. He was born in Brockton, MA on July 20,1959. He was such a light in life. He shared a lot of sarcasm and laughs with all who knew him. As some would say he was the man the myth the legend!!
He spent his time enjoying cruises with his wife and many loved ones raising his glass and cheering to a great time. He also really enjoyed cooking. He spent a lot of time feeding his close family and friends with delicious recipes full of flavor and love. In previous years he worked as a chef in different facilities, one of his favorites was a retirement home in Colorado. He ended his career days managing distribution centers such as land air express, Fed-Ex freight and XPO.
He recently retired and moved to Virginia where he planned to enjoy the south and continue cruising with his wife of 42 years Margaret Bird who survives him. He is also survived by his daughters, Sabrina Douglass and her husband Dave, Mariyah Bird, Courtni Bird and Amanda Pangelinan. His grandchildren Allyssa, Caleb, and Brayden and great grandson Lawton. His mother Judith Laundry. His sisters Monica Larson and her husband Ron and Melinda Bousquet and her husband Todd.
Along with many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Elmer Bird. His grandparents Edwin and Julia Smith and Perley and Annabell Bird. His father-in-law Jerome Clement, Sr. and mother-in-law Elaine Judd and many aunts and uncles and infant twin grandchildren.
Services will be held for Andy at a later date, where he will be honored for his time in the service.
The family of Andy Bird is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, Main Street location, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon VA 276-623-2700.