Virgil Elgie "Buck" House
Virgil Elgie "Buck" House, 91, of Bolivar, Mo., passed away November 15, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South. He spent the last three years of his life in Missouri Veterans Home Mt. Vernon, Mo. Virgil was born July 25, 1921, in Goodson, Mo., to Henry and Nora (Jump) House. He served during World War II
in the United States Army
. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Goodson area, and retired later years from Central Missouri University as live-in custodians with his wife for 17 years.
Virgil was saved at age 13 in Lindley Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather. He made it his life responsibility to see that his children and grandchildren heard the word of God. His testimony will be remembered by many. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. They will take comfort in knowing he is reunited in heaven with his loved ones.
Psalms 68:20 "He that is our God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death."
Virgil was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gertrude (Sikes) House; his parents; brothers: Willard and Melbie House; sister, Dorothy Lea House; and many dear old friends.
He is survived by a son, Virgil E. "Bud" House and wife Carol of Ash Grove, Mo.; a daughter, Barbara House-Garcia and husband Esteban of Ft. Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren: Scott Roberts of Capac, Mich., Sandy Korytar of Bolivar, Mo., Robert House of St. Joseph, Mo., Tammy Lawrence of Savannah, Mo., Angela Deragowski of Ft. Worth, Texas, DJ House of Ash Grove, Mo., and Brandon House of Ash Grove, Mo.; six great-grandchildren: Erica Wagner, Jessica Roberts, Lindsay Presley, Alexis Poirier, Cameron Nelson, and Elijah House; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012, in Pitts Chapel. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery Polk, Mo. Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes Bolivar, Mo.