Graveside services with military honors for Virgil William Cardwell, III, 69, of Killeen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, following a visitation from 11 a.m. -1 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Home, Harker Heights, Texas.
Mr. Cardwell died August 27, 2020 at the Veterans Hospital in Temple, Texas.
He was born December 27, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee to Virginia and Virgil W. Cardwell, Jr.
Virgil enjoyed the life of an "Air Force brat" until his graduation from Ball High School, Galveston, Texas then followed in his father's footsteps, joined the Air Force and served approximately sixteen years as a Staff Sergeant Food Service Specialist. He received decorations, medals and ribbons pertaining to his service and military education.
He was employed by Professional Contract Services, Inc. (PCSI) just short of thirteen years where he, as a proud Veteran, continued to serve his comrades in the Food Service industry until his death.
Mr. Cardwell was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Stuart and Joel Cardwell, brother-in-law Ronnie Parker, Sr.
Survivors include his daughter Kristi Spriggs, son-in-law Jarrell Eubank, granddaughter Kaylie Spriggs, sister Lynn Parker, Brenda Spriggs Laurenti, nieces, nephews, an uncle, aunts and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization of choice, Temple Veterans Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic or Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.
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