Robert Lynn “Bob” Wolford

August 30, 1946 ‒ December 21, 2019

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Robert Lynn “Bob” Wolford, age 73, of Marion and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away early Saturday morning, December 21, 2019, at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital.

On August 30, 1946, Bob was born in Galion, OH, a son of the late William H. and Glenna M. Wolford.

A Vietnam Veteran, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He usually worked on the flight decks of aircraft carriers, including the USS Independence.

He was also a man of faith and a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Gilead.

Bob was extremely handy and could fix anything.  He was always there to help his friends and family with what they needed repaired.  He also loved trains and had a large model train collection he liked to tinker around with.

Most of all, Bob loved spending time with his family.  He was a fantastic dad and “Pappy.”

He will be dearly missed by the love of his life for over 50 years, Judy Wolford, of Marion; his two children: Robert Bryan Wolford of Marion, Kimberly Kay (Rick Moss) Wolford of Mount Gilead; two granddaughters: Dannelle Kay and Katelynn Mary Willeke; and a brother, Thomas M. (Betty) Wolford of Galion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: William, John and James Wolford; and his in-laws, Carl F. and Mary B. Goff.

Per Bob’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. He will be buried in Mountain Home National Cemetery in TN at a later date.

Bob loved Christmas and felt every child should have a gift to open.  If you would like to do something in Bob’s memory, please go buy a gift for a child who would not have one otherwise.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Robert’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Bobby and Kim,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your special memories help bring you comfort and peace.
    With our sympathy,
    Chris and Tina Irons

  • Kim,
    I’m so sorry to read this. God bless you & your family. And know that I will be praying for all of you for strength during this sad time in life. Thinking of you with much love ❤️

  • Judy, Bobby , Kim,
    Jeff and I are so very sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you , may you find comfort with your families and knowing He’s at peace ❤️
    Jeff & Maria ( Leary)Kanniard

  • Judy, Kim, and Bob, we are so sorry for your loss. Bob sat behind me in study hall my senior year and was always teasing me. I always thought the world of him. Prayers are with you all.

  • Uncle Bob will be greatly missed. I have many special memories of him, especially in our younger days when we used to have reunions at Grandma and Grandpa Wolford. He looked the closest to my Dad and my kids always enjoyed visits with him and Aunt Judy.

    Our deepest sympathies for the family.

  • Kim, our family was saddened to hear of your fathers passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers during this trying time. Rev. 14:13

    The Hartnady Family – Phil, Kristi, Zach and Isaac

  • Dear Judy, Kim. Bobby, and family –
    I am so sorry for your loss of a great man. He was a frequently seen face in my childhood days with Kim. I remember him with a smile and of course laughing at Kim and I in our youthful adventures and at our sporting events. Love to all, Cindy Curl

  • Dear Judy and family:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. May Bob rest in peace in heaven. Bob was such a wonderful guy. He will be dearly missed by all.

  • So deeply sorry for your family’s loss. It sounds like Bob was a great man that will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kim – I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Deb

  • Kim & Family,
    May fond memories of your Dad and love of family bring comfort & peace to you at this time.
    Heather Gilbert

  • Judy, I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Bob. He meant so much to me growing up. I’ll never forget those little league years when I was blessed to call him Coach. He taught me to push myself and always believed in me. More than I did myself. I owe him so much yet he expected so little in return. I really loved him. RIP Bob. My heartfelt condolences to you, Bob, and Kim

  • Judy, Bobby and Kim,
    So very sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. It’s tough and grieving is even tougher especially this time of year. May God keep you and comfort your entire family during this time.
    Prayers, Deb (McAvoy) Fissell

  • The Wolford Family:

    Bob was a dear man, a quiet man who will be missed. Bob really work hard for the First Baptist church and was great with electrical work. Bob, Bobby ,Bob and I were all baptized together by Pastor Roberson. We are sorry for your loss.

    Bob and Chris Bensley

  • Bobby and Kim,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time. May you find peace in all the good memories. Prayers for comfort at this time of loss.
    Marv and Gerry Hartman

  • So sorry for your loss, I remember Bob as a very good helper in our church
    The family will be in our prayers

    Rick and Barbara Moore

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God comfort you all. – Kelsey Neal (BD team)

  • Bob and I went to high school together and I have many good memories of those days. He was a good man.