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Sgt Virgil Sanford Curnell
Birth: Mar. 24, 1987
Death: Nov. 22, 2008

Virgil S. Curnell, 21, of Ironton, Ohio went home on Saturday (November 22, 2008) while on active duty in the U.S. Army. The Ironton, Ohio native was born March 24, 1987, the son of Charles and Judith Delawder Curnell of Corbin, Kentucky. He is also survived by his wife, Le Shea Curnell of Gainesville, Florida.

Virgil was a dedicated soldier who had just re-enlised. He gave his life doing something he really loved. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by:
paternal grandparents: William and Eloise Curnell
maternal grandmother: Betty Harrison

In addition to his parents and wife, he is also survived by:
a son: Bryan Curnell
two brothers: Robert Curnell of Ironton and Scott Curnell of Norfolk, Va
maternal grandfather: Virgil Delawder
cousin: Kevin Barnes of Ashland, Kentucky

THE KITE
MY SON WAS BORN.. I WAS LIKE A CHILD WITH A NEW TOY! I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO RUIN THE FRESHNESS OF MY NEWBORN JOY. I LEARNED IF A CHILDS TOY IS A KITE AND HE HOLDS IT TO CLOSE OR PUTS IT IN A DRAWER, IT CANNOT BE DAMAGED, BUT THE KITE IS OF LITTLE OR NO USE. I SLOWLY LEARNED TO LET THE STRING SLIP THROUGH MY FINGERS... THE BEAUTY OF MY SON'S GROWTH AND LOVE LEFT ME BREATHLESS AS I WATCHED HIM FLY TO NEWFOUND JOURNEYS. I VOWED I WOULD NEVER LET GO OF MY KITE... BUT WHEN HE WENT OFF TO WAR, I FELT THE STRING SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS. AND THEN ONE DAY... THE STRING SLIPPED AWAY, AND I THOUGHT FOR A WHILE I WOULD NEVER SEE MY KITE AGAIN. LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT I ONLY NEED TO CLOSE MY EYES AND THINK FOR A MOMENT TO VISUALIZE EVERY MOMENT THAT WE SHARED. HE COMES TO ME IN THE WHISPER OF THE WIND, AND THE LAUGHTER OF A CHILD RUNNING TO KEEP AHEAD OF A KITE FLYING HIGH ABOVE HIS HEAD... HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE. 
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Ironton
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Judy Curnell
Originally Created by: Tony Thibodaux
Record added: Nov 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31821544
Sgt Virgil Sanford Curnell
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