Virgil Holbrook, 96, of Circleville, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was born on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky. to Harry and Vessie (Weaver) Holbrook.
Virgil's family came from Kentucky when Virgil was 8 years old, moving to the Pricetown area. They were farmers for 46 years.
Virgil and Virginia married in 1936 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene where they were very active in leadership until December 1970 when they relocated to a farm in Circleville, and again were very active in the First Church of the Nazarene in Circleville until 2012 when he transferred his membership to Grove City Church of the Nazarene.
Virgil went to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Olive and Harvey Hoagland of Grove City, in September of 2008 and passed away in the loving arms of Olive and Harvey and into the arms of his Heavenly Father. Virgil and Virginia were very active in missionary work and donated the funds to build a church in Guatemala City, Guatemala, named Holbrook Memorial Chapel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Lowe) Holbrook, brother Hobart Holbrook and sister Juanita Swingley. Virgil is survived by children Olive (Harvey) Hoagland of Grove City, Paul (Judy) Holbrook of Hillsboro, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, brother Delbert Holbrook of Circleville, sisters Mary Contner of Bellefontaine and Freda Lindsey of Circleville, and by 21 nieces and nephews and 51 great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the First Church of Nazarene on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Jackson Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Gideons.