Virgil Arland Small Jr.
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Sept. 29, 1930 - Nov. 6, 2013
Resident of Manteca
Virgil Arland Small Jr. of Manteca passed away on November 6, 2013 of natural causes. He was 83. A native of Oakland, Virgil grew up in Hayward and attended Hayward High School. He served his country as a U.S. Navy Seabee during the Korean Conflict. Afterward, he made his living in the Bay Area as a commercial roofer. He was an avid motorcyclist and part of several motorcycle organizations over the years including the Question Marks, Buda Brothers, Sierra Road Riders, and ABATE. Later in life, Virgil was a Charter Member of the MadDoggers, a social club dedicated to having a good time.
Virgil was preceded in death by his father Virgil Sr., mother Doris Creegen Bedross, stepmother Angela, and brother Edward Jordan. Virgil is survived by his wife Bonnie, sons Steven (Pat), Kenny, David (Sheryl), and Glenn (Liisa), daughter Lisa, grandsons Marc, Robert, Corey, Grant, and Jimmy, granddaughters Juliann and Jackie, great-grandson Ben, and his faithful canine pal Max.
A celebration and toast will be held in his honor at the 133 Club in Manteca (133 W. Yosemite) on Saturday, November 23rd @ 3:00 PM.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Nov. 12, 2013