Virgil “Ike” Wasson Jr., 86, of Hope, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Ike retired from working in maintenance at Cummins Engine Company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the morning coffee bunch at the Corner Cafe in Hope. He was a member of the American Legion. Ike enjoyed woodworking and had the experience of traveling to every state in the U.S. Born on June 30, 1930, Ike was the son of Virgil and Thelma Gilliland Wasson.
He married Lavon Joyce Sims on Aug. 21, 1954, and she survives. Other survivors include daughters, Lisa (John) Long of Hope, Laura (Ben) Miller of Hartsville and Vickie (Joe Talkington) Tedder of North Vernon; grandchildren, Nathan (Stephanie) Long, Nicholas Long, Jessica Miller, Jennie Miller, Jackie (Gabe) Nobbe, Josh Miller, Julia Miller, Nicole (Chad) Miller and Aleah (Davis) Smith; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ike was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Eva Mann.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Kirk officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will follow at Hope Moravian Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hope United Methodist Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the Wasson family at normanfuneralhome.net.