Virgil Lee Schroyer
Virgil Lee Schroyer, age 88, Joplin, MO, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Wildwood Senior Living.
Lee was born August 10, 1931, in Bald Knob, AR, to the late Wendell Schroyer and Caroline Sanders Schroyer and lived in the Joplin area for the last 30 years.
At age 17, Lee enlisted in the United States Army. Lee was very proud to have served his country from 1948 to 1956. While in the Army, Lee did two tours in Korea and was awarded three Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Following his service in the Army, Lee learned how to fly an airplane and obtained his pilot's license. Wanting to see the country, he began his career in the trucking industry. He was an owner/operator for many years and then retired from Dyno Nobel in 2005 after 15 years of service.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling. His greatest love was his family. Getting to spend time with them and make memories with them was his greatest joy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Lee married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Bradley, on November 5, 1988, in Joplin. They were married for 31 years. She survives at the home.
Additional survivors include his daughter, Connie Schroyer, Caddo Mills, TX; two sons; stepdaughters, Lori Knight, Joplin, Shelly Youngblood, Diamond, MO, Kathy Verhaar and husband, Joe, Joplin; sisters, Joyce and Donna; brother, Ed; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several loved nieces, nephews and family members.
No formal services are planned. Condolences may be sent to the home.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on January 12, 2020


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