Virgel Bleeker

Thursday, January 3, 2008

VIRGEL BLEEKER, 63, of Zapata, Texas, died Dec. 23, 2007. He was born June 10, 1944, in Okemah, Okla., to Albert & Agnes (Campo) Bleeker.

Virgel is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Bleeker, of Zapata, Texas; sons Kenny Sidham of Houston, Texas, David Roop and wife Judy of Houston, Texas, Billy Roop of Berryville, Wade Roop and wife Susan of Gillette, Wyo., and Rodney Brehm of Tuttle, Okla; daughters Deana Bleeker of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gayle Russell and husband Jim of Golden, Mo., Hazel Jean Hubby and husband Chris of Zapata, Texas, and Carrie Louise Miller and husband Curtis of Pottsboro, Texas; brothers Dewayne Bleeker of Harrison, and Frank Bleeker and wife Shirley of Cronwell, Okla.; sister Claudine Parker and husband Van of Haskell, Okla.; mother-in-law Hazel Shindler of Clinton, Okla.; brother-in-law Bobby Joe Shindler and wife Sandra of Rockwall, Texas; brother-in-law Eddie Shindler and wife Jenny of Arapaho, Okla.; sister-in-law Sandy Shindler of Bonham, Texas; 13 grandchildren; two special children; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews who were very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 2007, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel. Interment followed in the Royse City Cemetery.