Virgil R. Shreeve age 92 of rural Portland passed away early Thursday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. He was born in Portland February 17, 1926 the son of Charles and Mable (Schmidt) Shreeve. He was married August 25, 1948 to L. Wanetta Franklin who survives. He served with the US Army in the 20th Armored Division during WWII. He had worked for Sheller-Globe and was an electrician at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Salamonia VFW and Jay County Historical Society.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years Wanetta, Two daughters Marilyn Walker (husband Carl) of Pennville and Debra Jones (husband Kerry) of Berne, Two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul VanCise presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.