Virgil Walter Williams



Virgil Walter Williams, 83, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on May 5, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. Born September 25, 1936, in Burkeville, Texas. Virgil is the son of Walter Mack Williams and Verdie (Woods) Williams.  Graveside service will be held at 4PM on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Restland Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas with Bro. Jerry Gannon officiating.


Visitation will be held from 2-00PM – 3:30PM Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Virgil was raised in Newton, Texas.  He joined the United States Air Force in October 1954 and served his great country.  Virgil met the love of his life, Pauline Leavell, in a little diner in Newton, and the two were married in 1959.  They spent over 54 years together before her passing in 2013.  He had a large family whom he loved so much.  Virgil loved every moment of time he could spend with his family.  He enjoyed fishing, listening to old country music, and playing dominoes.  Those that knew Virgil knew he had a nickname for all family members, including nieces and nephews, except Jayne, the youngest daughter. Virgil loved the Lord, and was a faithful member of Northside Church of Christ, Center, Texas.


He is survived by his son, Roger Eppler; daughters, Anna Koonce and husband Paul, Debbie Reidy, Pauline Herrington, Sandy White, Brenda Campbell and husband Marlin, Jayne Webb and husband Clifton; sisters, Wanda Arnold, Maxine Whalen; 23 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.


Virgil is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Williams; parents, Walter Mack and Verdie Williams; sons, Andy Eppler, Bruce Eppler; son in law, Roy White; brothers in law, Wayne Arnold and Hubert Whalen.


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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.


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