Virgil D. Smith
July 20, 1926 – April 12, 2018
SMITH, Virgil, 91, of Tampa, peacefully passed away April 12, 2018. Virgil was born in Haines City, Florida on July 20, 1926. He graduated from Plant High School and Georgia Tech and honorably served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Virgil enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a CPA and in property development and management. He selflessly gave his time to the Salvation Army and the Heart Association and served as President of the local Red Cross. He was a lifelong member of the Palma Ceia Country Club and served as Deacon for his Presbyterian Church. Virgil is preceded in death by his parents Paul H. Smith and Edith Smith, his brothers Ernest Smith and Paul Smith and his sister Margie Green. Survivors include Duckie Smith, his loving wife of 62 years; his daughters Clyde Borrell, Christine Warren (Stephen), and Andrea Turbeville (Dewey); 10 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kent Corral, Susan and Renee for the wonderful care they provided to Virgil. The family will receive friends at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. for a memorial service on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in “Memory of Virgil Smith” may be sent to the American Heart Association.
- Virgil is preceded in death by his parents Paul H. Smith and Edith Smith, his brothers Ernest Smith and Paul Smith and his sister Margie Green. Survivors include Duckie Smith, his loving wife of 62 years; his daughters Clyde Borrell, Christine Warren (Stephen), and Andrea Turbeville (Dewey); 10 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
- American Heart Association
- Memorial Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
Virgil D. Smith
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April 18, 2018
Virgil and Duckie have been great friends to the whole McWilliams family. From my grandparents, my mother and uncle and aunt and cousins and myself. We are so thankful that Virgil was part of our lives. We love him and miss him dearly. We know that he is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus !
April 16, 2018
A true southern gentleman. Always and I mean always treated everyone with respect. Treated me and my staff with patience and respect. An honor and a pleasure to care many,many years as Virgil's physician. Kent R. Corral,M.D.
April 13, 2018
Thank you Virgil--for so many wonderful times we have all enjoyed for generations. Your friendship, thoughtfulness, wisdom, sense of humor, generosity, faith and the example you set, have always been a true gift to the Dewey family. Since the days of Plant High, your name has always brought a smile to Wayne & Bette and later to Deanne and myself and then to our kids. And I am looking forward to telling my favorite Virgil and Duckie stories to the fourth generation, as soon as the little guys get a few years older.
Again, thank you Virgil. No one could ever have wished for a better godfather than you!
Wayne and Vicki