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Virgil G. Driskell


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Virgil G. Driskell Obituary
Virgil G. Driskell, 84, a lifetime area resident, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Vitas Hospice Unit.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 25 at the chapel. Burial will take place in Mound Grove Cemetery.

Virgil was born July 4, 1929, the son of the late Abner and Mattie (Maness) Driskell. He began working weekends when he was 12 years old at an automotive service station. During his life time, he worked for florists, Wasson Mfg. Co., making patterns and cutting automobile seat covers. He retired from Trans World Airlines, where he worked as Lead Mechanic in the Fabric Shop at the Overhaul Base. He was a member of 1650 International Association of Machinist. Virgil was a Christian and member of Maywood Baptist Church since 1945. He was an Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War from 1951-1953. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Abner, Jr., Earl and Robert Driskell; and four sisters, Frances Driskell, Lucille Galland, Beatrice Blackmore and Lela Justus.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of nearly 59 years; son, F. Michael Driskell of Blue Springs; two brothers, Joseph (Barbara) of Independence, and Rev. David Driskell (Cathryn) of Lee's Summit; sister, Marie Purvis of Independence; two sisters-in-law, Joyce and Patricia Driskell of Independence; and many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.
Published in The Examiner on Feb. 25, 2014
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