James David Wolford

February 15, 1944 ‒ February 04, 2009

Marion and formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

James David Wolford, 64, of Marion and formerly of Mount Gilead, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning February 4, 2009, in the Marion General Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born on February 15, 1944 in Galion, Ohio, the son of the late William H. and Glenna M. (Miller) Wolford.

He attended Cardington High School and lived in the Mount Gilead area before his work at H.P.M. led him to his relocation to Denver, North Carolina in 1985.After retiring from H.P.M., he started his own business J.D.W. Hydraulic Inc. which he operated till he retired, and moved back to the area in 2005, living in Marion

On June 24, 1995, he married Linda Faye Kincade at a race track in Wise, West Virginia. Before they left for their honeymoon, James raced in a Classic Series race; a race which ended with an unfortunate meeting with the wall and a DNF. James also raced in the legend series and had a machine shop in his garage. He also owned several cars; the most famous being a former car made by Bobby Allison.

A man of great faith, James was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Marion. His God and his church were very important to him and he was proud of his future appointment as a church trustee. James was a true family man and cherished the time spent with his family; especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His loving and caring nature always led to fantastic times with his family.

He will be missed by his wife, Linda Wolford of Marion; his sons Shane (Susan) Wolford and Kevin (Virginia) Wolford both of Salisbury, North Carolina; step-sons Randy (Julie) Brewer and Rod (Lisa) Brewer both of Mount Gilead; grandchildren David Wolford, Chad (Mandy) Wolford, United States Army, Brittany (Jeremy) Allen, McKenzie Wolford, Allie, Lindsay, Olivia, Jessica, and Maggie Brewer; great grandchildren Kayla Allen and Lucas Dallas Wolford; and his brothers John of Haines City, Florida, Tom (Betty) of Galion, and Robert (Judy) of Marion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, William.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday February 8, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Pastor Nicholas Worden will conduct services there on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1560 Marion Marysville Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.