Virgil Edward Benner unexpectedly left this world January 3, 2021 in Fresno California at Community Regional Medical Center with his long-time partner Jeannie at his side.
Virgil was born July 21, 1961 to Edward E Benner Jr and Lois (Wilmoth) Benner in Damariscotta, ME.
Most days Virgil could be found tinkering on a project or helping someone fix their car or anything else they needed help with. He spent most of his life on the water lobstering, commercial fishing or just hanging out at the docks.
He was the consummate life of the party always with a mischievous smile and infectious laugh. Virgil never saw a stranger and no matter how mad you thought you may be at him he was quick to turn it around and have you laughing forgetting why you were mad in the first place. His favorite past-time was embarrassing kids, especially his oldest and all his numerous nieces and nephews.
Virgil is survived by his long-term partner Jean (Linscott) Benner; children Amanda Gray, Nicole Morris and Virgil (Eddie) Edward Benner Jr., Jeremy Linscott and Daniel Linscott. Grandchildren Paige Gray, Shawn Gray, Kenton Morris, Kaleb Morris, Korey Casey, Ramsey Benner, Josiah Benner, Oaklynn Benner, Aiden Linscott and Sadie Linscott. His mother Lois Benner of Swanville, ME brothers; Lester Benner wife Laura Benner of Bristol, ME, Tommy Benner wife Elizabeth Benner of Swanville, ME. Half siblings Nellie Benner, Henry Benner and Kathy Berninger. He also had numerous nieces and nephews he loved to spend time with.
He is predeceased by his father Edward Benner Jr. and siblings Danny Benner, Edward Benner III and Clarion Sullivan.
There will be a visitation for Virgil on Thursday January 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Hall’s Funeral Home, Waldoboro, ME. A memorial on Friday January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Hall’s Funeral Home, Waldoboro, Me with burial to follow at the cemetery in Chamberlain, ME.
Donations may be made in his memory to help with funeral and burial costs to Lois Benner, 950 Swan Lake Ave, Swanville ME 04915.
Hall's of Waldoboro have care of the arrangements.