MOUNT VERNON — Ronald J. Wolford, 75, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 27, 1943, in Mount Vernon, 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 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 Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Covenant Church, 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 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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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ronald J. Wolford.