Charles B. Virgin

Charles B. Virgin, 84, Mulberry, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation.  He was born January 20, 1938, in Mulberry to Hanford and Miriam (Maguire) Virgin.  He married the love of his life, Anita Thompson on April 7, 1956.  She preceded him on April 24, 2005.

Charles was a graduate of Mulberry High School.  He worked for Fairfield Manufacturing for 40 years until his retirement in 1999.  He was a lifetime member of the Mulberry Conservation Club and the NRA, member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and UAW 2317, and a former member of the Mulberry Masonic Lodge and Fairfield Athletic Association.  Charles enjoyed trapshooting, gardening, playing cards at the union hall on Tuesdays, and lunch on Wednesdays at Mulberry Pizza King.  He was an avid Cubs fan.  He loved his family and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, watching their sporting events, and teasing them at many Christmas gatherings about Santa’s fictitious brother, “Bushnickel” who would come take their new toys if they didn’t behave.

Charles is survived by his children, Larry (Teresa) Virgin, David (Jana) Virgin, Marcia (Randy) Cooper, and Jodi (Jason) Swackhamer; brother, Richard Virgin; sisters, Barbara Shumate and Beverly (Donovan) Hufford; brother-in-law, Terry (Roberta) Thompson; grandchildren, Brooke (Derek) Huber, Bryan (Daisha) Virgin, Elizabeth (Ryan) Golden, Nick (Allie) Bandy, Laura (Tony) Elliott, Christopher (Molly) Bandy, Crystal (Jason) Fisher, Heather (Josh) Levchak, Alicia (Greg) Waitkoff, Tara (Companion, Allen) Cooper, Ryne (Ali) Cooper, and Rich (Dawn) Cooper; and 27 great grandchildren.

Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet Lewis; and granddaughter, Amber Virgin.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Mulberry Centennial Park.  Genda Funeral Home ~ Mulberry Chapel is assisting with arrangements.  Messages of condolence may be left at

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