December 31, 1928 ‒ March 26, 2006
Richard LeRoy Wolford, age 77, of Smith Road, Fredericktown, passed away on Sunday March 26, 2006 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born on December 31, 1928 in Knox County to the late Charles and Helen (Rockwell) Wolford. Mr. Wolford worked 26 years for Chattanooga Glass Company before retiring from MOTA after 15 years of employment. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, the Glass Bottle Blowers Association and the Local #99 where he served as vice president. Mr. Wolford served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife Ruth (Harding) Wolford, two sons, Michael Wolford of Columbus and Gary Wolford of Mount Vernon, a step son, Wesley (Jeannette Rice) Mc Kenzie of Mount Vernon, a step daughter, Diane (Jim) Newton of Mount Vernon, three grandchildren, a brother, Walter Wolford of Sarasota, Florida, a sister, Linda (Larry) Legros of Gambier and a half sister, Barbara (Danny) Dibble of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth Wolford, a brother, Keith Wolford, step mother, Evelyn Wolford and step father, Leonard McElroy.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Rev. Mikel Norris will be officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com