Virgil Hess, 83, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Signature Health Care, Bluffton.
He was born in Hartford City on August 7, 1931, the fifth of six children of Lee and Edith (Landis) Hess.Virgil had worked in housekeeping at Taylor University for several years.
Virgil was a Lone Ranger fan and collected pencils. He and his brother, Harry, were known for decades around the community for their red wagon and the “route” they traveled collecting pop bottles and, in later years, aluminum cans.Survivors include several nieces and nephews and several great- nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Harry, Robert William, Lee Hess, Jr., Johnny, and Ella Mae Chapman.Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29 at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City with Pastor Bobby Thomas presiding. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.Memorials may be sent to the Blackford Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 70, Hartford City, or Hartford City Cemetery, P.O. Box 66, Hartford City 47348 with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Lee Hess, John Reynolds, Shane Branscum, Kevin Hess, Casey Hess, Clyde Wallace, Rob Hess and Rick Tudor.Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com.