Virgil began bowling in 1960 in Newport News, Virginia. He bowled with four older brothers on a team and served as league president from 1960 to 1964.
He was certified and began coaching in 1963. Moving back to Seneca, SC in 1965, he has served as president of the men’s association for ten years and served on various committees on the local and state levels. He started the Oconee Junior Bowling Association in 1969 and served as president and coach for the next ten years. In 1979, he moved to Alabama to manage a bowling center. He started the junior league and served on the Decatur Junior Bowling Association board. He also served as the 1st Vice President of the Decatur Men’s Association for the next ten years. In 1989, he moved back to Seneca where he has managed Oconee Lanes for the past 15 years. He is still active in the junior league as well as active in leagues in-house, such a secretary and president of various leagues.
He is married to Carrie Meares and they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren who have all been active in the junior program.
Virgil has been bowling for 44 years with four (4) 300 games and a 792 high series. He always tried to help anyone who wanted to learn the game of bowling.