Virgil T. Caplinger, 90, of Wilmington, Ohio died 9:55 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013. His wife, Doris Jean Caplinger, preceded him in death February 29, 1996. They were married November 23, 1944. Mr. Caplinger was born January 9, 1923 in Highland County, Ohio, son of the late Grover and Bertha Caplinger. He was a 1942 graduate of Adams Township School.
Mr. Caplinger retired from the Wilmington College Maintenance Department. He was also a lifelong farmer and had worked at Farquhar Furnace Co. He had been a member of the Adams Township Grange.
Mr. Caplinger is survived by two sons, Lewis E. (Janet) Caplinger of Windsor, Colorado and William E. (Joyce A.) Caplinger of Wilmington, Ohio; three grandchildren, Virginia Lanier, William E. (Ann) Caplinger Jr., and Cristina Caplinger; two step-grandchildren, Mary (Steven) Schmid and David Lindsey; four great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and his special friend, Jean Kirk. In addition to his wife and parents, seven brothers and sisters, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Burial will be in Springfield Friends Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.