Virgil D. Stratton, 68, died Aug. 9, 2016, in West Plains, Mo.
He was born July 6, 1948, in Scott City, the son of George Stratton and Rita Marie (Lauber) Stratton Nickel.
He served two tours in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing when his health was good.
Survivors include: one son, Matthew Stratton, Wichita; two sisters, Vicki (Stratton) Wright, and husband, Wilbur, Scott City, and Deanna Nickel Russell and husband, Lynn, Brandsville, Mo.; one brother, Darrell Nickel, Sydney, Nebr.; one granddaughter – Mariah Ida May Stratton of Wichita, Kansas, Three Nephews, Four Nieces, Four Great Nephews, Six Great Nieces, One Great Great Nephew and One Great Great Niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two nephews, one great-nephew and Two great-nieces.
Graveside service will be Fri., Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m., at the Scott County Cemetery with military rites.