Philip Brooke Magruder, Jr.

June 6, 1923 - April 16, 2017
Philip Brooke Magruder, Jr.

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Philip Brooke Magruder, Jr., a devout Christian, died peacefully with his family present, on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.  He was born in Raleigh, NC and moved to Richmond, VA at an early age.  He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and completed his degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech after serving in World War II.  Phil was a founding member of the Williamsburg St. Andrew’s Society and a 57 year member of the Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Bohlman Magruder.  Also surviving are his three children, Nancy Cantu (Dan), David Magruder (Julie), and Scott Magruder; eight grandchildren, Justin Briggs (Tina), Michelle Cox (Jason), EJ Cantu, Christian Magruder, April Foster (Dave), Austin Magruder, Grant Magruder and Meredith Magruder; seven great-grandchildren; step children, Marianne Richardson (Ric) and Brian Bohlman; many nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his parents, three sisters, first wife and mother of his children, Linda Greene Magruder, and his first grandchild and namesake, Brooke Briggs.

A memorial service to celebrate this wonderful man will be held on April 29, 2017, 2:00pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church with reception to follow.  A private graveside service will be held prior.  Family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be sent to Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA  23185.


Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 PM

Williamsburg United Methodist Church - Directions
500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • April 23, 2017
    Kitty and Bob Winkworth says:
    Nancy and Dan, you have our deepest condolences. Your father was a kind, sweet man, truly the embodiment of a true Southern gentleman.

  • April 23, 2017
    Lyman and Debbi Hall says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Magruder family. We feel so fortunate to have known such an incredibly kind and gentle man.

  • April 23, 2017
    Donna says:
    Nancy and family, I'm thinking of you during this time. My heart goes out to you and yours.

  • April 23, 2017
    Jordan Adair says:
    Thinking of you and your family, Nancy, at this most difficult time. Your Dad lived a long and fruitful life, and the memories you have of those times will sustain you all. Take care. Jordan

  • April 23, 2017
    Stephen D Harris says:
    As a young lawyer in Williamsburg in the late 1960's I was fortunate to meet and to then have many interactions with Phil. He taught me a lot. He was always a gentleman.He had a quiet and kind way about him. He knew was extremely knowledgeable about all areas of estate planning and he did a wonderful job on behalf of Peninsula Bank & Trust (and successors). I considered him good friend and mentor. God bless you Phil.