A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE, GREAT, VIRGIL WARD
On September 13, 2004, the fishing world lost one of its greatest legends, Virgil Ward. He was 93 years old, and fished up until a couple of weeks before his death.
Virgil was a very religious, good, kind family man. He taught people many things, not just in fishing and the outdoors, but also in how a person should treat other people. The man you saw on television is the person you would meet – if you had ever been lucky enough to do so
He was a friend to many people, even to those who have never met him. This is evident in emails that have been received recently from fans whose lives he has touched throughout the years. One said, “God bless him and his family.....Please give my condolences to his family. He shaped millions of kids lives, he was a wonderful man.”