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J. Virgil Alwood


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J. Virgil Alwood Obituary
Alwood, J. Virgil
1921 - 2017
J. Virgil Alwood, age 95, of Frankfort, KY passed away on November 28, 2016. Virgil was born on May 11, 1921 in San Francisco, CA to the late John Virgil Sr. & Marie Mangold Alwood. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Buettner Alwood; wife, Mary Jane Wight Alwood; former wife Laura Ferrell; children, William, John Virgil III and Allen Alwood; grandson, Adam Zalipski and brothers, Joseph, William and Earl Alwood. Virgil is survived by his sister, Marie Strain; children, Katherine Foster (John) of Austin TX, Howard Alwood of Galloway OH, Edna Ratliff (Ed) of Mission TX, Mary Zalipski (Jim) of Dayton OH, Cheri Hatfield of Circleville OH, Marcia Gemmell (Gordon) of Lawrenceburg KY and Cindy Tracy of Georgetown KY; Daughter-in-law, Jennifer Alwood of Marion OH; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. With his wife, Mary Jane, he owned and operated Virgil Alwood Florist in Pickerington and Reynoldsburg OH. Later with his wife, Barbara, he operated Barb's Flowers in Frankfort KY. Virgil always supported the small business community. He will be remembered fondly for all the joy his flower shops brought to so many people. Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m Saturday, July 29 at Cotner Funeral Home 7369 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Private burial at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 27, 2017
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