Wilford Virgil Sliger, 93, of Springfield, Mo., died at his home on Oct. 29, 2011. He was born September 2, 1918 in Texas County, Mo., to Oscar and Lola (Johnson) Sliger, who preceded him in death.
He married Sylbia “Liz” Clouse on June 10, 1942 in Texas County, MO. Wilford and Liz were married 63 ½ years before her death on Jan. 29, 2006.
Wilford attended elementary school at Ellsworth in Texas County. As a young man, he was in the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps and worked in ice plants in St. Louis. He was a carpenter, logger, and farmer and worked for the Public Water Supply District. He was a school board member and was active in the Boiling Springs Community Association. During the last 20 years, he went to Branson often and enjoyed the music shows and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Highlandville with his daughter Shirley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Liz; a daughter, Jeanne; a grandson, Warren Henry Richards Jr.; a sister, Edna Robison; and a brother, Ernest Sliger.
Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Pinkston of Nixa, Mo., Julia Craven and Chuck of Quincy, Ill., and Deanna Sliger and Robert of Sarasota, Fla.; one son, Gary Sliger and Sue of Plato, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Hogan of Hazelwood, Mo.; a brother, Garnett Sliger and Iris of Houston, Mo.; two granddaughters, Lora Elliott and Erin Calkins; two grandsons, Alan Pinkston and Shane Pinkston; and two great-grandsons, Tristan Sheley-Pinkston and Warren Henry Richards III. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Wilhite Cemetery, in his honor, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers were Alan Pinkston, Justin Garrett, George Robison, Steve Sliger, Garnett Sliger and Gary Sliger. Burial was in Wilhite Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.