Stephen Bird

Profile Updated: November 13, 2021
Stephen Bird
Stephen Bird

Then

Stephen Bird

Now

Stephen Bird

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing: Jacksonville, NC USA
Spouse: Christine
Children: Stephen Gilbert, born 1975
Deborah Lee, born 1979
Grand Children: Stephen Caleb Bird, born 2004
Reagan More…Marie Bird, born 2006
Anne Marie Mallard, born 2009
Occupation: Fire Department Chaplain
Military Service: United States Navy  
Elementary School:

Joshua Howard

Junior High School:

Ray H Adams

DHS Homeroom Teacher:

Don Beasley

Facebook page:

No

Comments:

Enlisted into the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in 1971; Married in 1974; Attended Bible College and Seminary 1974-1980; Pastored a church in KY from 1980 -1983; Became an Active Duty Navy Chaplain, 1983-1993; Reserve Navy Chaplain 1993 to 2011 when I retired after 40 years; NC State prison Chaplain from 1995 to 1 April 2018. Volunteer as the Chaplain with the local fire department since May 2018. Both Children are married and have 3 grandchildren- 2 girls and 1 boy. Graduated from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA with my D.Min in May 2020. Moved to Jacksonville, NC Oct 2020.

High School Story:

Participated mainly in sports.

June 1971 Graduate:

Yes

3.8+ GPA graduate:

No

Senior Year Class Officer:

No

Junior Year Class Officer:

No

Married to a DHS '71 Classmate:

No

Non-Faculty Guest Member:

No

Class Website Administrator:

No

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Nov 13, 2021 at 6:28 PM
Stephen Bird has left an In Memory comment for Thomas McIlhenney.
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Nov 03, 2021 at 5:59 PM

Tom lived one house down from Greg ( my brother) and I on Wilson. We attended Howard Elementary, Adams Jr. High and DHS and played various sports together. He  enjoyed playing  football and basketball. Him and his brother Bob, would play catch with his Dad after dinner and we would join in. Or I would see him shooting basketballs through the attached basket to his garage. I will always remember his family would have a "haunted garage" during Halloween which would scare the living daylights out of the neighborhood children!   According to his brother Bob, Tom went to the Univerity of New Mexico and became a general contractor building apartments. He became a landlord and maintenance man of one of his apartments he built. Tom enjoyed traveling to other countries during the winter months. According to Bob, Tom never married or had children but had some heart issues for the past few years which included having a heart oblation surgery. His closest friend was Curtis Sharfenaker as they met at Adams Jr. High and their bond was forged through DHS and beyond. For those who knew Tom, he was overall a nice guy. Even though I lost contact of Tom after high school, my memories of him will never be forgotten. 

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May 29, 2020 at 3:06 PM

Guy, Happy Birthday! I was looking through some old photos and came across one which pictured you which I thought you would like to see. See if you can name our other classmates.
Steve
Steve

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Nov 14, 2019 at 10:45 PM

Here are some old photos from Howard and some of us on my street.

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Posted on: Sep 01, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Michelle,
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. I found some Howard "Hi" photos you might like to see some past memories.
Steve

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Posted on: Jun 09, 2019 at 9:50 PM

Catherine, as we just celebrated 75 years of D-Day, it was also your Dad’s birthday. Unfortunately, I was unaware and sadden to just read he died Oct 18, 2018. I sent him a Happy Birthday wish each year and thanked him for his military service. Please accept my late condolences.

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Jimmy,
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!
Steve

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Hi Steve! When you touched in with me last you asked about Coach Lanzi. Since it had been a bit since I touched in with him, I decided to wait and contact him. It has been difficult since he can’t hear on the phone well and doesn’t answer the phone when his daughter Jathy is not home. Last week he fell and broke his hip. He recognizes Kathy and family, but is confused about being in the hospital. It is a good time to pray for him. He hasn’t gotten out of bed yet, but did start eating again today. God bless you my friend.

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Jan 02, 2017 at 7:24 PM

Dave,
Here are some "blast from the past" pictures when you lived next door to the Pazzenezes on Wilson in Dearborn. The first picture, Val P, Bob M, Pam P, John M, Greg B, me, you, Dianna P, Liz is in the seat. Second picture, Greg and you on top, John, Bob and me on the bottom. Share with your brothers. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Years.
Since I do not have your email address, I had to send this to you through the DHS website.
My email is: stevenchrisb@earthlink.net Too bad you could not make the reunion as I was really looking forward in reconnecting with you. At least this could be a start. Take care. Steve

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DHS Senior Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1970
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DHS Senior Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1970
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DHS 1970 Pioneer Yearbook Junior Year picture - Fall 1969
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DHS Sophomore Year Pioneer Yearbook picture - Fall 1970
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DHS Grapplers wrestling team

Source: 1971 Pioneer Yearbook
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Homecoming - "Brand the Braves"

Jeff Marklow, Stacy Bezirium, Jim Patterson, Steve Bird

Source: 1971 Pioneer Yearbook
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
20-Year Reunion class note.
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10-Year Reunion class note.
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Adams JH Panther Press, 9th Grade Graduation Issue - Spring 1968
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