Virgil Raymond, 70, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. He was born in Cottage Grove to Ransom Royal and Bessie (Gertchie) Raymond.
Virgil spent his childhood in Florence, then resided in the Sweet Home and Lebanon areas the remainder of his life. He served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1964 and was stationed in Alaska during the Vietnam War.
Virgil was a millwright and worked as a manager for many years at Woodx in Brownsville. He loved his dog Macie. Virgil enjoyed watching deer and wildlife, fishing, camping, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He is survived by: his daughters, Sandra McCardy of Lebanon, Michelle Raymond of Albany, and Valerie Wolfe of Sweet Home; son, Brian Raymond of Troutdale; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and dog, Macie.
Virgil was preceded in death by: his sons, Gary Raymond and Ron Raymond; his parents; his brother, Clarice Raymond; and many other brothers and sisters.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at Gilliland Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 2:00 p.m., in the Sweet Home VFW.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.