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Howard Virgil Peritts

February 27, 1938 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Howard Virgil Peritts, 79, of Marietta and Thomaston, GA passed away May 14, 2017. Virgil was born on February 27, 1938 in Candler, NC to the late Howard and Edna Clontz Peritts. After graduating from high school, Virgil joined the United States Air Force and honorably served at the end of the Korean War. Throughout his life, Virgil worked many jobs, some of which were playing minor league baseball, a hunting guide, a farmer and sheriff's deputy, but his passion was trains and he spent 37 years as a train engineer. Virgil even turned down...

Howard Virgil Peritts, 79, of Marietta and Thomaston, GA passed away May 14, 2017. Virgil was born on February 27, 1938 in Candler, NC to the late Howard and Edna Clontz Peritts. After graduating from high school, Virgil joined the United States Air Force and honorably served at the end of the Korean War. Throughout his life, Virgil worked many jobs, some of which were playing minor league baseball, a hunting guide, a farmer and sheriff's deputy, but his passion was trains and he spent 37 years as a train engineer. Virgil even turned down promotions so that he could continue to run the engines. Virgil was very friendly and down to earth and could always be found wearing camouflage. He was a man of many hobbies; some of these are deer and turkey hunting, fly fishing and riding his tractor around his Thomaston farm. Virgil was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Everyone who met him instantly became his best friend and he will be missed by so many. Virgil leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Vivian Peritts, sons, Mitchell D. Peritts and Forrest Peritts (Shaina), daughter, Jamie Peritts Wilcox (Steve), 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. Peritts. A celebration of Virgil's life will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. A service on his Thomaston farm will be announced at a later date. Friends are encouraged to wear camouflage in memory of Virgil. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Virgil's memory to the National Veterans Foundation, www.nvf.org.

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.