Lloyd William Virgo
Lloyd William Virgo
  • January 31, 1943 - July 6, 2017
  • Stevinson, California

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January 31, 1943 - July 6, 2017

Lloyd William Virgo, 74, of Stevinson, California passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in his home on the Virgo Ranch. Born and raised in Stevinson, California to Lloyd P. and Mary Virgo, he lived all his life in the Hilmar-Stevinson area.

A graduate of Hilmar High School, Lloyd married Carolyn Pierce on January 29, 1961. Together they raised their two daughters and one son. After 53+ years of marriage, Carolyn preceded Lloyd in death on September 6, 2014.

Lloyd was a hard-working man who enjoyed the outdoors. After 35 years, he retired from the Merced County Road Division, where he started out as a truck driver earning $0.90/hr and quickly worked his way into the position of County Road Division Supervisor. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, watching old western movies, and everything involved in raising his own meat and growing his own produce. Active in the community from the age of 20, Lloyd volunteered for the Stevinson Fire Department, serving as Captain part of the time. He also served on the Merquin County Water Board for 14 years; 8 as vice president.

Lloyd was a very special man and could be found entertaining visitors any day of the week. His pride and joy was his dog, Smirkie. Lloyd is survived by his son, Keith Virgo (Kimberly Cabral-Virgo) of Hilmar, and daughter Cindy Purgason (Dave) of Oklahoma. He is also survived by sister Marlene Virgo, companion/caretaker Jan Bacon, and eight grandchildren: Jannelle, Brittney, Brianna, and Bailey Virgo; Tarynn & Trent Goiburn, and Stetson & Hunter Perguson. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Virgo-Goiburn (Troy) of Hilmar.

A viewing will be held at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service: 286 W. Main Street, Turlock fom 4-8 PM on Sunday, July 16. Graveside service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery: 20085 Third Avenue, Stevinson, at 10 AM Monday, July 17.

A special thank you to Sarah from Hospice and Tami from Provident Home care for all you did for Lloyd and the family during such a trying time. Remembrances can be made via donation to Covenant Care Hospice at www.covenantcareathome.org/california or to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org.

Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504), Turlock, CA.