Virgil R. Plowman

April 9, 1928 — June 18, 2018

Virgil R. Plowman, 90, of Winamac, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. 

He was born on April 9, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Walter and Elsie (Thompson) Plowman. On Dec. 11, 1945, Virgil married the late Doris Keller-Horton in Piggott, Arkansas. In 1980, Virgil and Doris moved to Winamac. She passed away on Oct. 4, 2008. They were married for 62 years. Virgil was a retired boilermaker and a proud member and past vice president of the Boilermakers Union Local #374 in Hammond. He was instrumental in helping form the credit union for the Boilermakers Local. 

Virgil enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, mowing and walking through the park donning his “Winamac Tuxedo” (bib overalls). He was an avid storyteller and had a quick wit. Virgil loved his family very much, especially spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed.

Survivors include his sons: Stephen L. [Penny] Plowman of Lake Bruce, Bruce [Iris] Plowman of Lake Bruce, and Greg M. Plowman of Winamac; daughter Lisa A. [fiance Paul Altman] Plowman-Hinkle of Winamac; grandsons: Larry Gregory Plowman, John Plowman and Sam Hinkle; granddaughters: Misti [Heath] Hiatt and Rachel Plowman; great-grandsons: Hagin Hiatt, Jason Lowry, Jacob Hauter, Payton Windsor and Hunter Price; great-granddaughters: Mia Hiatt, Giselle Lowry and Elise Price; brother Don Plowman of Mission, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents William Walter and Elsie Geneva (Thompson) Plowman; wife Doris Jean Keller-Horton Plowman; sister Lois Marie Weeks; and brothers: Vern Plowman and Jack Plowman. 

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, and was one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Heath Hiatt officiated. Virgil was laid to rest with his wife, Doris, at Black Pond Cemetery in Oregon County, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winamac Town Pool Project (please make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County). 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — June 27, 2018)

Pulaski County Journal

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