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Virgil Eugene Wilson

Private Graveside Services for Virgil Eugene Wilson, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Wilson passed away at 12:40 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020 at NHC HealthCare.


He was born August 10, 1931 at Brandsville, Missouri to Charles Ruben Wilson and Alta May Willard Wilson. On June 15, 1956, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Rosie Faith Strickland.  Mr. Wilson was a veteran having served in the United States Navy Seabees.  Before his retirement, he was employed with Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois for thirty years. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Faith Wilson, of the family home; sisters-in-law, Shirley Wilson, Hope Heselton, Lela Langston and husband, Jared, Doane Vaughan and husband, Howard, Joan Vaughan and husband, Harold and Virgie McCannon and husband, Marion; and several nieces and nephews.



His parents, one sister, Kathryn Anderson and two brothers, Fred Wilson and James Wilson, preceded him in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Union Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at