Virgil K. Wilmeth passed away at home in his sleep on November 2, 2016. He was born on September 21, 1921, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Levi and Mary Wilmeth. He had three brothers, Dallas, Keith, and Charles Wayne Wilmeth. Virgil attended school at Star Elementary, Mountain View, and Tuttle, (where he provided care for his Grandma Snow). Then he returned to finish high school in Mountain View, Oklahoma, where he claimed that he graduated valedictorian of his class, then laughed as he told us there were only two other classmates. He became interested in math and science as a teenager and found sheet metal work with Boeing in Kansas. During World War II, he went into the Army Air Corps, as the U.S. Air Force was then called, working as a radio instructor. He attended Southwestern State Teachers' College, graduating with a degree in Secondary Education, Physics, and Math. During that time, he worked at the college teaching physics labs.