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Virgil William Small
August 03, 2022


Virgil William Small, 36, of Dayton, PA died on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

The son of David Virgil and Anita J. (Fetterman) Small, he was born on April 4, 1986 in Indiana, PA.

Virgil was a graduate of Purchase Line High School. He was very active in playing basketball, football and baseball. An accomplished athlete, Virgil was selected for both the Clearfield and Indiana County All Star Teams for basketball and football. In 2004 Virgil’s football talents earned him the recognition of being designated one of the Ken Lantzy All Star Finest Forty.

A very hard worker, Virgil was the owner and operator of Small’s Tree Service.
He had previously been employed as an equipment operator in the gas industry.

Virgil was known for his friendly, outgoing personality. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time in the outdoors fishing.

He loved to go to the races. Virgil had driven four cylinder race cars and go karts at the area racetracks.

On January 27, 2018 Virgil married Kristin N. (Sawyer). A loving husband and father, Virgil is survived by his wife, Kristin and their daughter, Kollynns Small, both of Dayton, PA; his son, Isaac Foreback of Penn Run, PA; his three stepdaughters: Kenadee, Kaelee and Kieler Elkin, all of Dayton, PA and his parents; David and Anita Small of Gipsy, PA.

Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Carol Rae Fetterman of Clymer, PA; his brother: Logan Small and wife Stephanie of LaJose, PA; his two sisters: Sara Miller of DuBois, PA and Emily Frailey and husband Aaron of Berwindale, PA; his mother-in-law, Lori Sawyer and grandmother-in-law, Helen Leasure, both of Rochester Mills, PA; sister-in-law, Katie Bernat and husband Zach of Hanford, CA; two brothers-in-law, Ryen Sawyer and wife Lindsey of Rochester Mills, PA and Andrew Sawyer and wife Isabella of Fort Campbell, KY; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Virgil was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Fetterman; his paternal grandparents: Virgil and Dorothy Small and his father-in-law, Tom Sawyer.

Private arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Private interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Rochester Mills, PA.

In remembrance of Virgil, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the attention of Kristin Small and addressed to Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. at P. O. Box 137, Hillsdale, PA 15746.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746