Virgil D. Peyton, Jr, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The husband of Myra Douglas Peyton, Virgil was born February 5, 1945 to the late Virgil David Payton and Hallie Hellard Peyton Jones in Frankfort, Kentucky. A United States Army veteran, Virgil worked for the Department of Military Affairs as a security technician and loved being in nature. He never met a stranger, coffee or a long island iced tea in hand, Virgil would talk to anyone about anything and enjoyed watching shows on the History Channel as well as cooking shows. He also loved airplanes, so much so, that he decided to fly them, earning his pilot’s license.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Myra Douglas Peyton, Virgil is survived by his children, Kimberly (John Armstrong) Peyton of Versailles, Melissa Peyton of Frankfort, and Virgil D. (Rebecca Sherman) Peyton, III of Nicholasville; a sister, Priscilla Peyton of Frankfort; his brother, Sherman (Gail) Peyton of Frankfort; grandchildren, Brandon (Hannah) Courtney of Lawrenceburg, Harrison (Amanda) Courtney of Versailles, Wyatt (Charity) Courtney of Versailles, and Amanda Graves of Frankfort; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil David Payton and Hallie Hellard Peyton Jones; a daughter, Melinda Peyton; and a grandson, Neal Lentini.
A Memorial Gathering will be held from 6:00p until 10:00p on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Millville Community Center, 6715 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to the Millville Community Center, 6715 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601.