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Peaceful Valley Cemetery
Wednesday March 13th, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Virgil W. Gilpin

Virgil W. Gilpin, 94 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:03 p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana, Ill. He was born on September 13, 1924 in Taylorville, Ill. the son of Marion and Hattie (Worley) Gilpin. He married Betty Webster on January 29, 1947 in Taylorville, Ill. and she preceded him in death. Virgil Worked as a coal miner and he was a member of the United Mine workers, National Rifle Association and VFW Post # 4495 in Taylorville. Virgil was a WWII Navy veteran and a purple heart recipient. He loved to hunt and fish, and was an avid collector. He also enjoyed teh game of baseball and was a life-long Cubs fan. Virgil coached baseball for the Red Bland Little League for many years.

He is survived by his sons: William (Laura) Virgil Gilpin of Taylorville, Ill. and Scott (Karen) Carroll Gilpin of Arizona; daughters: Rebecca (Norris) Hill of Taylorville, Ill.; Nine Grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and several Nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters: Veda Millman and Louise Wareham; brother Donald Gilpin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the visitation Virgil will be cremated and there will be a graveside service at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 

Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A STRUCTURED DESIGN IN RED AND WHITE was sent on March 13, 2019

Brian Gilpin & Family Sorry For Your Loss - From The Amec FW - Wood Instrument Department

Expression of Sympathy Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virgil Gilpin

Joy Thomas Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

AM Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on March 12, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

Scott, Karen, Meredith and Curt, I'm so very sorry. Gwendy

Gwendy Garner Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Love you dad. Will deeply miss you

Sis Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Will miss you so much. It was an honor to take care of you your last couple of years. Memories I will not forget.

Laura Gilpin Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

Scott, You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg Francis Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was ordered on March 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virgil Gilpin

Scott Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM