CULBERTSON -- Virgil Ayers Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Community Hospital of McCook. He was 78 years old.
Virgil was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Hayes County to Dorsey and Lulu M. (Gray) Wilson. He graduated from Hayes County High School in 1943. On Jan. 18, 1946, he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 2, 1947.
Virgil married Norma Brecht on Aug. 22, 1948, at Culbertson. To this union three sons and three daughters were born. Virgil was owner/operator of Wauneta Electric. He also was a farmer and owned a large hog operation. In later years he worked for the University of Nebraska, retiring in 1995.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Dorsey and Lula Wilson, and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Norma of Culbertson; three sons, (Virgil) Ray Wilson and wife, Connie of Brunsville, Iowa, Ken Wilson and wife, Cindy of Culbertson and Dan Wilson and friend, Ron of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Jane and husband, Richard Braden of Omaha, Karen and husband, Skip Krepcik of Norfolk, Va., and Polly and husband, Craig Weskamp of Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Dwaine Wilson and wife, Kay of Lincoln and Darwin Wilson and wife, Pat of Culbertson; four sisters, Velma Walker of Maywood, Vonda and husband, Paul Gigax of Hayes Center, Shirley and husband, Jack Bishop of Culbertson and Sharon and husband, Jerry Felker of Greeley, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, 2:30 p.m,. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson. Burial will be Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, 11 a.m., at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Visitation will be Friday, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.