Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Qulin, son of William Edward and Lugina Summers Vancil, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, having served in WWII. He was a hardwood finisher and of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include one sister, Virginia Melton, of Qulin; a friend, Margaret Finder, of Campbell, Mo. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 14, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with James Powell officiating.
Burial was in the Qulin Cemetery.