Virgil Dale DeFries
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Virgil Dale DeFries , Age: 67
January 08, 1951 -- May 22, 2018

Virgil Dale DeFries, 67, of Linwood, KS, passed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 AM followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 29, at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to juvenile diabetes at JDRF Kansas City, 215 W Pershing Rd #300, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Virgil was born January 8, 1951, in Kansas City, KS. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School, attended and wrestled at Milligan College in Tennessee. After college Virgil was a Jockey riding in many races from Canada to Mexico and was a bricklayer for the Brick Layers Local Union #15. He was a member of Stony Point Christian Church. Virgil was preceded in death by father Virgil Lee DeFries and a great niece Libby DeFries. He is survived by his mother Helen DeFries, brother Jerry (Greta) DeFries, significant other Linda Piersol Hunt, nieces Charla Collins, Emily (Kevin) Peterson, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Ressler, nephew Andrew (Stacey) DeFries, great nieces and nephews Cole Peterson, Darby Peterson, Adam Peterson, Nate Peterson, Maddox Ressler, Josie Ressler, Lincoln DeFries, and Lucy DeFries.

Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 1835 Minnesota Avenue
City: Kansas City
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66102
Date: May 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Additional Information: Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 AM followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 29, at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS.
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Sheryl Palmer May 24, 2018

Friend of Linda hunt Paola ,


Margaret Denning May 24, 2018

Family friend Leawood , Kansas

Jerry and Greta, so sorry to hear about Virgil. He was a one of a kind. So many wrestling stories. Always had a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed.

Karen (Malone)Lane May 25, 2018

High SChool Class Mates Osceola , Missouri

So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Joyce Sorenson May 25, 2018

Friend of mother, brother and sister in law Bonner Springs , Kansas

Dear Helen, Jerry and Greta, How my heart hurts for you! I am so sorry for your loss of Virgil! I won't be able to be there Tuesday but I will continue to pray for you! Love you!

Kathleen Innis May 25, 2018

Friend from grade school and high school Olathe , Kansas

There are no words that can ease the pain, but I know that Virgil is in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. May peace be with the family during this difficult time.

Jim Cox May 25, 2018

Friend Cave Creek , Arizona

Jerry, Helen and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Brigid Cox

Marla spillman May 26, 2018

Childhood friend Ft myers , Florida

So sorry. I have fond memories of Virgil Dale. Wish I could take some of your heartache away.

Joe Bell May 27, 2018

Class mate Clarksville , Ohio

Our deepest condolences to the family. I knew Virgil only a short time, but have remembered his kindness and friendship ever since.

Willa Simmons May 27, 2018

Friend Fountain Hills , Arizona

Linda and the family of Virgil, please know that my thoughts are with you at this time. He was a special man and loved by many. I pray that you will find comfort in the good memories.

Mary M Hale May 27, 2018

High school Kansas City , Kansas

Jerry and Greta, my heart hurts for you and your family at the loss of Virgil. May God comfort your broken hearts, encourage your wounded spirits, and grant you His peace.

Carl & Phylis Wilson May 28, 2018

Lifetime friends of Virgil and family Kansas City , Kansas

We were sadden and so sorry for his sudden death. May God hold your family in HIS warm embrace. Praying for all.

Fred Perry May 28, 2018

childhood friend Woodburn , Oregon

Dear Helen, we are so sorry to hear about "Little Virgil" which was what our family always known him by. When ever we met- Virgil always had a warm smile and a tender heart--even when we were young teenagers running the KCK streets. He was nice to young and old alike and a true friend that I will never forget. May God bless you and your family.