Virgil Jennings

Granite City | Tuesday, September 21 2021 |

Virgil W. Jennings, 97, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Alton Memorial Hospital. 

Born Nov. 25, 1923, in Granite City, he was the son of the late Emmett and Viola (Null) Jennings. At an early age, the family moved back to Dixon, MO, where his parents were originally from. Raised on a farm in Dixon, Virgil graduated from Waynesville, MO High School. 

During World War II he returned to Granite City and worked at the U.S. Army Depot. He later went on to work at Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet in Wood River for 38 years, retiring in 1988. Virgil was an Ainad Shriner, a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge. 

On Nov. 6, 1982, he married Trudy Carey. They celebrated 38 years together. She survives, as well as a daughter, Brenda Rulo of Taylorville, IL; sons Donald of East Alton and Bret (Yvonne) of Florida; 6 granddaughters, two grandsons, four great-grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald Jennings; two brothers, Clarence Jennings and William “Bill” Jennings; a daughter-in-law, Judy Jennings; a son-in-law, Joe Rulo; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Miramontes. 

According to his wishes, his body will be cremated, and there will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later date in Dixon, MO. 

Cremation services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook available at

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