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Virgil D. "Skip" McCumsey
March 29, 1938 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
Virgil D. “Skip” McCumsey, 85, of Chenoa and formerly of Streator passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at O.S.F. St James Hospital in Pontiac after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 12th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 12th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in Dana Cemetery in Dana. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Born March 29, 1938 in Streator, he was the son of Virgil and Marie (Wahl) McCumsey. He married Sandra K. Coyle in October 1968. She preceded him in death on January 16, 1993. He later married Helen Baticuang on June 24, 2000. She survives in Chenoa.
He was a 1956 graduate of Streator High School. He served in the US Army from 1963-66 stationed in Bad Kissingen, Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Helen McCumsey of Chenoa; a son, Michael (Erika) McCumsey of Grapeview, Washington, a brother, Lee (Sandy) McCumsey of Streator; a granddaughter, Bailey Elliott of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Roger “Butch” McCumsey; and a sister, Sheryl Soule.
A lifelong Streator resident, he was employed by Owens Illinois Glass for 38 years.
He is a former president of Streator’s Concerned Citizens for Youth.
He is a former area representative for American Scandinavian Student Exchange and was active for many years in the Streator Muscular Dystrophy Association campaign. He was well known for his time as the character of “Mr. Skip” for Powerhouse Wrestling.
He was a former member of Streator Eagles and Streator Moose.
He was a member of the former Grace United and Hope United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to the family of Skip McCumsey.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.solontelford.com.