Micky L. Virdell, 57, of Marble Falls died March 30, 2010, at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 16, 1953, in Burnet to J.B. “Corkey” and Sis Turbiville Virdell.
He dedicated his life to children and education. It was his personal mission to provide what was best for all children in a school setting, while instilling values and encouraging students to do their best at everything. He had been serving as superintendent of Valley Mills Independent School District. Previously, he served as director of special programs at Smithville ISD; a principal in the Veribest, Burnet, Johnson City and Belton school districts; and as a coach and teacher at the Needville, Mason, Klondike, Stanton and Ballinger school districts.
He loved coaching football and it was a natural fit for him, judging by his outstanding performance as a player at Llano High School and then at Angelo State University, where he was given a full football scholarship and named an All-American.
However, the highlight of his life was watching his two sons follow in his footsteps under the lights on Fridays. He took great pride in his children’s accomplishments and relaxed by playing golf, hunting, woodworking and watching sports. He loved spending time with his family and cherished every moment with his new granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Diana; sons Kevin Virdell and wife Jennifer, and Keith Virdell, all of Marble Falls; his mother; brothers Mikel Virdell and wife Kay, and Mark Virdell and wife Sherrie, all of Llano; and granddaughter Kenley Virdell of Marble Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law, Dennis H. Wilde.
A visitation is 6-7 p.m. April 2 at the Edgar Funeral Home in Marble Falls, 2105 U.S. 281 North.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. April 3 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Marble Falls City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.