Virgil's Story

OAKFIELD - Virgil L. Dwyer, 92, of Oakfield entered into the arms of his Savior and Lord Jan. 8, 2016. He was born Feb. 14, 1923, the son of Leo and Sarah Dwyer.

He enlisted in the Army of the United States on January 14, 1942 and served with the 131st General Hospital in England for 13 months where he performed various medical duties as a male nurse, assisting medical officers in the care and treatment of the sick, injured and wounded. He worked in the operating room preparing the instruments and the patients. His title was a medical technician. He received an honorable discharge. In the early years he worked alongside his dad in the woods, then became employed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad until his retirement. He attended Bethel Pentecostal Church with his wife and children and was president of the board of deacons. A strong attribute is how he loved and cared for his wife and children. To his children he would speak many words of wisdom and we always knew he was our prayer warrior.

He is survived by his seven children, Joan and Harry Faulkner Nason, Sally and Roger Lycette, Peggy Mitchell, Virgil and Dennis Burpee, Judy and Bruce Russell, Paul and Debbie Dwyer and Beth and Keith Porter; grandchildren, Linda and Larry, Janet and Marty, Terri and Richard, Lori and Toby, Wayne and Laura, Kevin and Nicky, Steve, Rebekah, Jay and Amanda, Matthew and Janet, David and Elisha, Brett and Kim, Kilby and Ashley, Nick, Joshua and Audra, Ashley and Adam, and Kayla and Andrew; thirty-three great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Wilma on June 25, 2009 as well as his parents, three sisters, a brother and a son-in-law.

The family would like to especially thank Pastor Sterling Lawrence and Bob and Rita Pratt for their faithfulness. Also a special thanks to all of his caregivers.

In honoring his wishes there will be no services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Bethel Pentecostal Church, PO Box 280, Oakfield, Maine 04763. For an online guestbook and to leave condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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