Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 13, 2012 10:45 am EDT


BELLVILLE — Virgil L. Sansom, 77, of Bellville, died March 11, 2012, in Hospice House.

Virgil was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Hewitt, W.Va., the son of Snowden and Artie (Ball) Sansom. For 36 years, he worked for Empire Detroit, retiring in 1992.

Surviving are his wife, Betty (Wharton) Sansom, whom he married Aug. 28, 1954; children, Gary (Rinda) Sansom, Keith Sansom, Sherry (Bruce) Smith; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marcia Kasper, Dawn Wharton; several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are son, Terry “Bub” Sansom; brothers, Hearl, Kermit, Thurmond, Cecil, Willis Sansom; sisters, Erma Patton, Betty Chase.

Visitation is today, March 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Calling hours will continue Wednesday from 11 a.m. until funeral services at noon. Pastors Joel Warner and Christine Radojcsics will officiate. Burial in Bellville Cemetery.

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