Virgil Settle

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Virgil E. Settle, 90, of Jackson passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Greenville, Mo., to William A. and Mary Emma (O'Bannon) Settle. He and Opal "Fay" Kinder were married April 12, 1962. She passed away April 14, 1985.

Settle was a veteran of World War II, serving four years in the U.S. Air Corps. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa in 1950, and worked for Sears in Tulsa for a period of time.

In 1951, he began a 31-year career with the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America and worked at various locations. He retired in 1983 from the station in Jackson.

He was a longtime member of Cape Bible Chapel, formerly serving as a church trustee, and was a member of Altenthal- Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson.

Loving survivors include a sister-in-law, Avis (Glenn) Allmon of Whitewater; two brothers-in-law, Richard (Hazel) Mabrey of Manchester, Mo., and Don Mabrey of St. Louis.

He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Carol Ann Carter of San Jose, Calif., Will Settle of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Fay's nieces and nephews, Carolyn (J.D.) Helderman of Whitewater, Mona (Terry) Seabaugh of Jackson, Mike Herwig of Cape Girardeau, Neil (Linda) Allmon of Jackson; and dear friends Larry and Ruth Barks of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Marjorie Settle.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. An American Legion service will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Greene officiating with assistance by Charlie Thurman.

Burial will be at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with graveside military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Cape Bible Chapel.

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