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BIRD WAS A MEMBER OF OUR COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
CHAPTER. BROTHER BIRD WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
FOR HIS BIG SMILE AND HIS UNMISTAKABLE LAUGH. BIRD
COULD LIGHT UP ANY ROOM JUST BY WALKING INTO IT AND
SAYING "BIRD’S THE WORD!". WE KNEW HIM AS A STRAIGHT
UP BROTHER WHO LOVED THE SIMPLE THINGS THAT LIFE
OFFERED HIM. BIRD WAS NEVER FLASHY, NOR WAS HE
ALWAYS POLITICALLY CORRECT, BUT WHEN BIRD SPOKE
ABOUT ANYTHING THAT HE WAS SINCERE ABOUT, THERE
WAS NO MISTAKING HIS POSITION ON THE ISSUE. BROTHER
BIRD WAS A DEVOTED FAMILY MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE &
DAUGHTER. HE ALSO HAD A LOVING RESPONSIBILITY TO
TRY AND SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE WITH HIS
YOUNGER BROTHER. BIRD WAS CONSTANTLY EXPRESSING
HIS LOVE FOR ALL OF OUR WARLOCKS BROTHERS, WHO HE
VIEWED AS PART OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY. ONE THING
NOT WIDELY KNOWN, TO EVEN MANY OF OUR BROTHERS,
WAS BIRD'S COMPASSION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN,
WHICH HE ALSO TRIED TO GIVE TIME AND ATTENTION TO
WHEN EVER THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE. BROTHER BIRD
LOVED ANIMALS, HE AND HIS WIFE DIANNE RESCUED  
SEVERAL DOGS AND CATS FROM THE LOCAL ANIMAL
SHELTERS. MANY OF THESE ANIMALS WERE TAKEN IN BY
SOME OF OUR BROTHERS AFTER BIRD’S DEATH. IT WAS
WELL UNDERSTOOD BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM, THAT
BIRD WAS SIMPLY "A WARLOCK WHO NEVER TOOK A DAY
OFF" AND IT WAS HIS VERY ACTIONS, NOT SO MUCH HIS
WORDS, THAT WE WILL MOST REMEMBER ABOUT HIM.        
OUR BROTHER BIRD DIED THE WAY HE LIVED, RIDING HIS
MOTORCYCLE, WEARING HIS PATCH AND ENJOYING LIFE TO
THE FULLEST.  ON AUGUST 2nd 2003, BROTHER BIRD AND
HIS WIFE WERE RIDING IN ONE OF OUR SOUTH CAROLINA
CHAPTERS’ POKER RUNS. WHILE GOING THROUGH A MAIN
INTERSECTION, A WOMAN RAN A RED LIGHT AND T-BONED
THEM. BROTHER BIRD DIED AT THE SCENE, DIANNE DIED
LATER AT THE HOSPITAL. WHEN EVER BROTHERS SPEAK
ON THE MEMORY OF OUR BROTHER BIRD, HIS ENDURING
LEGACY WILL HAVE TO BE HOW HE INSPIRED US ALL TO BE
BETTER MEN AND EVEN MORE DEDICATED WARLOCKS AND
THAT WE SHOULD ALWAYS ENJOY THE SIMPLE THINGS LIFE
OFFERS US ALL. RIDE IN PEACE BROTHER, WE MISS YOU.
        WARLOCK FOREVER FOREVER WARLOCK!