Virgil L. Peverall, 81, of Salem, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012. He was a proud veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. During his duty, he was a professional boxer in Special Services. He later trained young boxers in the Police Athletic League. Virgil was also a former employee of General Electric. Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert and Nora Peverall; brothers, Richard Peverall and Kenneth Peverall; and sisters, Margaret Mills and Norma Jean Shilling. His surviving family includes his wife of 55 years, Myrtle Peverall; daughters, Vickie Leigh and Patti Divers and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Nathan Divers, Eden Divers, Emma Divers, and Jasmine Viar; brothers, Albert Peverall and wife, Dale, Lawrence Peverall, Leonard Peverall, Cecil Peverall and wife, Betty, Carl Peverall and wife, Eleanor, and Raymond Peverall; sister, Juanita Leonard; and many nieces and nephews. A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home. A procession will then take family members and friends to a graveside service at Sherwood Memorial Park beginning at 3 p.m. Mr. Don Pettit will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Virgil’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at 1160 Pepsi Place Suite 306 in Charlottesville, VA 22901. An online guestbook is available at www.johnmoakey.com. The Peverall family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, 540-389-5441.