Virgil E. ‘Bill’ Cody

Virgil E. “Bill” Cody, 71, of Bokoshe passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Bokoshe.Bill was born July 21, 1941, in Culter, Ind., to Amos and Ora (Gibson) Cody. Bill served his country proudly in the U.S. Army for 10 years with four tours overseas in addition to three tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the military he became a chicken farmer and raised exotic animals. Later in life he became an over-the-road truck driver with his wife. Bill came back to the Lord in 2007 and has been faithful to attend God’s house ever since. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Frazier and Gertrude Bowlin; brothers, Robert Parks, Ernest Cody and Orvil Cody; grandchild, Josh Owenby; and great-grandchild, Brecken Owenby. Survivors include his wife, Trudy of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Buddy Owenby of Rock Island; sons, Virgil “Leebo” and Tammy Cody of Newport, Tenn., Clay Cody and David Burch of Tulsa, Gary and Dorothy Cody of Keota; sister, Margaret Stanley of Virginia; brother, Jeffy Bowlin of Newport; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; other sisters- and brothers-in-law and extra special friends.Services will be held at 10 a.m. March 6, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with the Revs. Leon Glen and Bill Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister. Pallbearers will be Heath Shores, Juston Shores, David Burch, Michael Herriman, Jerry Hensley and Justin Montgomery.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.