Poore, Virgil Ray

Wilmington-Virgil Ray Poore, age 88, formerly of Bassett, VA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019.

He was born in McCook, NE and was the son of the late Bessie (Carter) and Jay Poore. Virgil received his doctorate degree in Education from the University of Nebraska and was a proud Cornhusker. He proudly served his country in the USAF during the Korean War. Virgil started his career in education in 1954 and retired in 1995 as the Superintendent of Schools for Henry County, VA. He was a Rotarian and enjoyed boating.

His beloved wife of 55 years, Ruth (Murray) Poore died in 2006. Virgil is survived by his sister, Phyllis Alberts; 2 children, Kevin (Gloria) and Kristi Doughty (Stephen); grandchildren, Elizabeth Eng, Douglas Poore and Christopher Doughty and 4 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Richardson Park UMC, 11 N Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19804 on Monday, January 7 from, 1 -2 pm, where a funeral service will follow at 2 pm. Burial will be held in Martinsville, VA.

For online condolences please visit www.mccreryandharra.com