He was born January 15, 1924, in Virginia, IL the son of Thomas and Hattie (Bullard) Mallicoat. Bud married Betty R. Wilhite on August 26, 1945. She died February 27, 2008.
Surviving are four sons, Michael Mallicoat of Creve Coeur, Raye Mallicoat of Brimfield, Jaye (Vickie) Mallicoat of Mossville, and William Mallicoat of Peoria; three daughters, Judy (Gary) Debis of Bartonville, Bettie (Dennis) Roberts of Mackinaw, and Barbara Mallicoat of Peoria; thirteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Virgil was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, David Mallicoat, two brothers, and four sisters.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and played dartball on the church league for over 40 years.
He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII aboard Submarine Chaser PC617 and participated in the allied invasion of Europe at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
He retired from Cilco in 1977.
Dad loved to fish and go camping. We know he’s now sitting around the campfire with Mama, David and his best friends, Vic and Ann Black. The family would like to thank Bel-Wood Nursing Home, especially the Bellevue Wing for their tender loving care, and special thanks to Sherry, his special angel. Virgil was a social butterfly at Bel-Wood and proclaimed himself the unofficial Mayor of Bel-Wood. He knew no stranger. He loved bingo, playing cards, and old time country music. Most of all he enjoyed the fellowship of the other residents.
Services will be Saturday, Nov. 24th at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior. Pastor John LaFollette will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 pm in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Advisor Board, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home 6701 W. Plank Road, Peoria, IL 61604
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com