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Obituary: Virgil Loran Wilson, Brownstown


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Virgil Loran Wilson, 81, of Brownstown, formerly of Freetown, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at the Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Faith Southern Baptist Church and attended Gorbett’s Chapel Church. He had worked at Golden Foundry and owned and operated Wilson Excavating and Wilson Trucking. He also drove for Rose Acre Farms. He served on the Pershing Township Volunteer Fire Department and was past president of Freetown Parent-Teacher Organization.

Born July 14, 1931, in Danville, IN, he was a son of Virgil Wilson and Ruth Thompson Wilson Beavers, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 22, 1958, in Kentucky, he married Carolyn Sue Spurgeon, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include children, Brenda (Doug) Strain of Smithville, Becky (Richard) Wilson of Ellettsville, Monique (Rick) Phegley of Freetown, Terri (Bryan) Wilson of Brownstown, Cathy Jo Wilson of Seymour and Loran “Bud” Wilson of Brownstown; a son in-law, Denny Cole of Seymour; brothers, Oran (Sharon) Wilson of Seymour, Walter (Greta) Wilson of Kurtz and Carl (Pam) Wilson of Columbus; sisters, Claudine Bowers of Columbus and Sharon Rollins of Freetown; grandchildren, Scott McKnight, Jennifer Hardin, Shelly Bohall, Wallace Bohall, Heather (Tom) Gross, Rusty (Deanna) Phegley, Tim (Adilee) Phegley, Kris (Jesse) Cole, Nate (Maggie) Cole, Sarah (Corey) Hughbanks, Matt (Ashley) Wilson and Daren Wilson; and 21 great-grandchildlren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Susan Cole; a granddaughter, Brooke Tilford; brothers, Donnie and Dale; and sisters, Hilda, Sally and Mary.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown with Hershel Axsom officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be at Kurtz Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kurtz Cemetery.

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