Ronald J. Wolford

July 27, 1943 ‒ September 05, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ronald J. Wolford, age 75, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 27, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Howard Paul and Marcella Mae (Albert) Wolford.  Ronald proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

After retiring from Westinghouse in Mansfield in 1990, Ron became co-owner and operator of Northridge Construction and later worked for Schnormeier Gardens.  He was an active member of Covenant Church, serving as an usher, maintenance and the Connection Center.  He was also a former member of Chester Lodge #238 F&AM.  In his free time, Ronald loved being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening.  He was also enjoyed studying history.

Ronald is survived by his wife Jean (Baker) Wolford; a son, James (Kendra) Wolford of Howard; three grandchildren, Macy Wolford, Connor Wolford and Shane Wolford; two brothers, John “Abbie” (Nancy) Wolford of Mount Vernon and George “Dennis” Wolford of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Otis Davis of Mount Vernon and Millie Boyd of Lafayette, Tennessee.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Walter, Joe and Paul Wolford and a sister, Rosalie Emmert.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Covenant Church, 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Pastor Tim Overly will be officiating. The family will observe a private burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Ronald’s name may be made to the Covenant Church, Hospice of Knox County or the charity of one’s choice.

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  • Jean, My heart goes out to you. You and Ron were such a perfect match. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers for many days to come.

  • I can’t find the words to express the loss I feel right now. My heart is there even though I can’t be. My deepest love and sincere prayers for everyone

  • Him, Kendra and family,

    We’re so very sorry for your loss. We won’t be able to make it back to Ohio forhis funeral, but please know you’re in our thoughts during this trying time. Hugs.

    • *Jim.

      I’m so sorry! Victim of autocorrect. Apparently, I don’t type Jim enough for it to recognize when I want Jim and not him! Terribly sorry. Hopefully it made you chuckle 🤓

  • Jean, so sorry for your loss. I know how awful it feels. My prayers are with you and family. If you are ever in Gahanna, come see me. Love Joyce Meliotes

  • Dear Jean — We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and to Ron’s family. You two were a “match made in Heaven,” and we were all so happy for you. Just sorry that it ended much too soon. Your love did not end and Ron will be your Guardian Angel and be watching over you. May it help to know that you have friends who care and we are sharing in your loss. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Jimmy,So sorry for your loss ,THERE is nothing I can say to ease your pain, But know that I’m praying for you and Sis and also Jean.If you need me for anything please let me know..Love you guys

  • So sorry for you loss Jimmy. Just remember all the good times. You are lifted up in prayers.

  • SO SO SORRY. Knew Ron a long time what a great man. Will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod