Virgil V. Comer, Sr., age 77, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born Oct. 25, 1941 in Scioto County to the late Denver and Irene (Bloomfield) Comer.
Virgil graduated from Jackson High School, Class of 1960. He then went on into the United States Air Force serving from 1961 to 1967. He was a past employee of Westinghouse in Columbus and also worked at The Columbus Dispatch. He was a loving father and grandfather and always put his family first. He was a member of the Hamilton Glades Baptist Church in Minford.
He is survived by his children: Virgil V. Comer, Jr. (Rachel) of Columbus, Ohio, Sandra Comer (Dwight) of Utica, Ohio, David Comer (Lisa) of Westerville, Ohio, Mark Comer of Oak Hill, Ohio, Bobby Comer (Roger) of Columbus, Ohio, and Alan Comer (Jessica) of Worthington, Ohio; grandchildren: Chelsea, Raven, Hayley, Emily, Jacob, and Sophia; great-grandchildren: Aryelle, Marcus, Mallori, Jonathon, and Allison; siblings, Ernest “Tub” (Mary) Comer, Fern (Roy) Belena, Linda Jones, Joanne (Jeff) Porter and Judy Comer and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Immense appreciation to his loving sisters, Fern Belena (Comer), Judy Comer and Joanne Porter for all the love and assistance they have provided over the years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Bowens) Comer; sister, Helen Sharp; and brothers, Kenneth Comer and Willard “Bill” Comer.
Friends may call Friday, Aug.2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or donate by calling 1-800-805-5856. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com